For the first time ever, experts with the American Academy of Pediatrics are recommending proactive medical intervention against childhood obesity. The organization’s new guidelines will no longer ask doctors to simply observe or delay treatment in children with obesity, defined as a body mass...

Food and Drug Administration officials have confirmed what pharmacists have known for weeks: there’s not enough Adderall to go around. The agency declared an official shortage of the stimulant on Wednesday. And though it is focusing on Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals, which makes the bulk of...

New research is the latest to suggest that sustained weight loss is extremely difficult for most people. The study tracked people in the general public for over a decade and found that those who were already overweight or obese tended to stay overweight or obese. People who remained obese also...