Health Tip: Maximizing Your Workout

(HealthDay News) -- As long as you're setting aside time to work out each day, make sure you're reaping all the benefits.

Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials on TV, a new study suggests.

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a genetic link between poor sleep and some medical conditions, including obesity, restless legs syndrome and schizophrenia, researchers report.

Pokemon Go, Pokemon Gone

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For a short while, Pokemon Go seemed to capture everyone's attention. And this left public health experts wondering if the game that encouraged players to "Catch 'em all" actually got people moving more.

Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones might revolutionize cardiac research by giving instant, accurate insight into the physical activity of people using them, a new study finds.

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens glued to their tablet, smartphone or computer for hours on end may be more likely to become obese, a new study suggests.

Cushioned Shoe Inserts Won't Guard Against Injury: Review

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The millions who run, walk or play sports may think shoe inserts that cushion the foot can help prevent injuries. But a new review challenges that notion.

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may be on the decline, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Holiday Season

(HealthDay News) -- You can enjoy the holidays without skipping exercise, overdoing it at the buffet and gaining weight.

Was Football Safer Back in the Day?

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests football used to be a less dangerous sport, a small study shows that men who played in high school in the 1950s and 1960s may not be at increased risk for dementia or memory problems.