Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are more sedentary than those without the disorder, but they're fully capable of being more active, a small study suggests.

Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate steps need to be taken to slow the rise of obesity-related cancers in the United States, a group of cancer specialists says.

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue.

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For millions of overweight Americans, regular exercise remains a prime weapon against excess weight and the threat of type 2 diabetes.

Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

(HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or going for a run are great ways to exercise, but there are lots of other ways to burn calories.

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.