ABC News: Health
Freezing the 'hunger nerve' could help with weight loss
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:31:53 -0400
A medical trial has looked deeper into targetting the "hunger nerve" and it's possible connection to one's ability to lose weight and keep it off.
Obesity epidemic grows in adults; perhaps levels off in youth
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:59:59 -0400
American adults’ obesity is at epidemic proportions, and there does not seem to be an end in sight.
Lobbying pays off for small drugmaker in budget bill
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:30:27 -0400
A provision tucked into the massive congressional budget bill will benefit a small pharmaceutical company in Washington state
NSAIDs may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, study says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:23:32 -0400
The researchers issued a warning to doctors.
Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:00:10 -0400
Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under its latest anti-abortion law
America is on a binge -- 17.5 billion drinks worth: Study
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:01:29 -0400
The study found that about 88,000 Americans die each year from binge drinking.
What to know about ALS, the disease that affected scientist Stephen Hawking
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:05:31 -0400
Hawking lived with the degenerative disorder for decades before his death.
Protests erupt in Poland over plan to tighten abortion law
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:18:31 -0400
Thousands of people protested in Warsaw and other cities across Poland on Friday against the conservative government's latest attempt to restrict abortion
WATCH: Obesity epidemic grows in adults; perhaps levels off in youth
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:11:45 -0400
The U.S. is big, and getting bigger. Since the 1980s, American adults' obesity is at epidemic proportions, and there does not seem to be an end in sight.
WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Study reveals how many minutes of exercise you need
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:45:35 -0400
Plus, 19-year-old pro car driver Aurora Straus, who deferred admission to Harvard to pursue her racing career, hopes to inspire more girls to race.
WATCH: Could a pill help with peanut allergies?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:54:21 -0400
The most common food allergy affects 1 out of every 70 children and 1 of 160 adults.
WATCH: Could freezing the 'hunger nerve' be the secret to weight loss?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:43:38 -0400
Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down two new studies on weight loss, one that looked at a surgery to freeze the so-called hunger nerve in obese people and one on the ideal number of minutes to exercise.
WATCH: Health benefits of exercise in short burst or longer bouts similar, new study finds
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:18:15 -0400
Researchers found there was no difference in the health benefit between "sporadic" or "continuous" exercise, as long as it totaled the recommended 150 minutes per week.
WATCH: New report warns of widespread ineffectiveness of lower back pain treatments
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:54:26 -0400
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about the new report and some of the latest treatment options for those dealing with lower back pain.
WATCH: How a nutritionist organizes her refrigerator
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:27:37 -0400
The Food Fix founder Heather Bauer reveals how an organized fridge can lead to healthy eating.
WATCH: Twins suffering from liver disease, transplant saves one but other dies
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:41:25 -0400
Devin and Nick Coats were both diagnosed with stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver.
WATCH: Children more likely than before to draw scientists as women, study shows
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:39:30 -0400
They have fewer preconceptions about who "should" be in a science role.
WATCH: 1 in 3 young adults ride with impaired drivers, according to new study
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:57:28 -0400
Researchers want to encourage young adults to transfer what they've learned about not drinking and driving to not riding with a driver who's "altered."
WATCH: Chewbacca tells boy he's getting new heart
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:53:21 -0400
Austin Eggleston, 15, was told in a life-changing moment by his doctor, dressed as Chewbacca, that he's getting a heart transplant.
WATCH: Exercise may help your heart appear younger, study finds
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:49:07 -0400
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that found using interval training for a group of adults aged 45 to 64 appeared to help them turn back the clock for their hearts.