October Named International Walk to School Month

SUNDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Now that the school year is in full swing, the nonprofit Alliance for a Healthier Generation has designated October as International Walk to School Month.

Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes

SUNDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found genes that appear to play a role in the propensity for obesity.

Structured Diet, Exercise Plans Seem to Shed Pounds

SATURDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies support the notion that structured diet and exercise plans -- and perhaps some free prepared meals -- can help the obese and severely obese lose weight.