Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

(NEW YORK) -- We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is j... Read More

Woman claims doctors ignored cancer symptoms because of her weight: 'It was very scary'

(NEW YORK) -- A woman who alleges that she was misdiagnosed by doctors because of her weight is sharing her story.

Rebecca Hiles, 28, said she was told by doctors that her health problems were related to her weight. But it turns out that H... Read More

Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV

(LONDON) -- A British man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV.

Prosecutors alleged that Daryll Rowe, 27, infected five men through unprotected sex, and attempted to infect seve... Read More

These are the best times to exercise to lose weight

(NEW YORK) -- The key to crushing your fitness goals may come down to something as simple as changing the time of your workout.

If you want to run faster and lift heavier, research shows you should hit that snooze button and workout in the... Read More

Wife of wounded veteran wrote book to explain amputations and injuries to children

(NEW YORK) -- “Someone told me daddy is gross. He isn’t gross. He is a hero,” said the oldest daughter of Michael Verardo, a wounded veteran who is missing a limb.

Verardo lost his leg in 2010 serving as an infantryman in... Read More

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows

(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life. This is the same type of injury suffered by many Americans on the sports field or in a... Read More

6-year-old boy grows out his hair for 2 years, donates 14 inches to kids in need

(RED OAK, Texas) -- One selfless 6-year-old has cut his long hair for kids in need.

Daniel Williams grew his hair out for two years so another child who's experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia and other disorders, can have a wig. ... Read More

Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill British baby denied further treatment

(LONDON) -- The father of a terminally-ill British baby who has been denied further treatment had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday, during which he asked for help to save the child.

In a tweet by an Italian newspaper, Pope F... Read More

Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

(NEW YORK) -- Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor.

So, what's the new medical advice?Read More

Opioid takedown in West Virginia and Michigan leads to dozens arrested

(HUNTINGTON, W.V.) -- More than a dozen people, including two major distributors, were arrested in a major crackdown on the opioid drug trade Tuesday in West Virginia and Michigan involving hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officer... Read More

What to know about diverticulitis, after Sen. John McCain's surgery

(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, the office of Senator John McCain released a statement saying he was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona and underwent surgery for diverticulitis.

The condition is very common in the United States and h... Read More