Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Research into intermittent fasting suggests it's not a health gimmick.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Knowing exactly what to eat and avoid to beat type 2 diabetes can be confusing. More protein? Less carbs? More wholegrains?
Enshrining the need for planning healthy built environments in legislation will help ensure the fundamental role planners have to play in facilitating healthy lifestyles.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
We still don't know what's behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Many diabetics experience stigma as a result of their condition. Knowing a bit more about the diabetes can dispel some of that stigma.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
With changes to health care insurance on hold, now may be a good time to focus not on health insurance but on health. More and more studies show that we do have some control over that. Here's how.
Diabetes, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., remains a difficult disease to treat. Read how an algorithm devised by MIT researchers could help.
A hot bath burns calories, helps control blood sugar and keeps your blood vessels healthy. What's not to like?
This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.