According to a study published in The Lancet, all is not lost. You may be able to "make up" for your increased risk of death due to a sedentary lifestyle by engaging in enough physical activity.
Now before you start ordering that second steaming cup, it's important to know that the WHO report wasn't all good news.
For many American teens, the stars of pop music are like gods. They want to dress like them, talk like them, dance like them and perhaps even eat like them.
Stanford cardiologist Alan Yeung has embarked on what may be the most audacious study of exercise in history.
The first few months of a child's life are a glorious - and healthful - time for eating. How and when do things go so horribly wrong for so many Americans?
A new paper published by MIT's Nobel Prize-winning Susumu Tonegawa provides the first strong evidence of this possibility and raises the hope of future treatments.
A study looked at how well Siri, Google Now, S Voice from Samsung and Cortana from Microsoft respond to simple questions related to mental and physical health and violence.
A person's risk for eye strain is determined by the frequency and duration of use of such devices, the use of multiple devices simultaneously and the proximity of the screen.
The guidelines are the basis of everything from school lunch programs to the diets promoted in bestselling books, but in recent years some scientists have begun to question the one-size-fits-all approach.
A piece of good news regarding the medications is that ACE inhibitors, as well as many ARBs, are now generic -- meaning that the cost difference is minimal.
Scientists have long agreed that a person's risk of getting cancer comes down to a mix of genes, lifestyle, environment thrown in with some measure of chance. But the relative importance of each factor has never been settled.
If you've ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight, scientists now have an explanation for you.
Cornell University researchers have found that men tend to eat significantly more - nearly double - when in the presence of the fairer sex.
American kids consume an insane amount of sugar - often double or triple the federal recommended dietary guidelines.
Multi-vitamins, diet pills and energy boosters may not be the harmless substances you think they are. In the first study of its kind.
Since the term "antioxidants" made the leap from the realm of biochemistry labs and into the public consciousness in the 1990s.
If you're among those who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the idea that you're doing all you can for your heart, you're in for some disappointing news.