First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid-to-later life, research showed.

The results of a recent study on physical activity have researchers asking what in the world will it take to get people moving.

Stealth BioTherapeutics Corp.’s shares crashed after the company’s lead neuromuscular disorder product candidate failed to help patients walk better and reduce fatigue.

Apple Inc. launched an app that will let users of the company’s devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research.

The world economy could be boosted by as much as $100 billion a year if employers successfully encouraged their staff to meet World Health Organization guidelines on exercise, according to an analysis of the economic impact of activity.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Acorda Therapeutics Inc.’s appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed generic versions of the company’s multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra.

People who get even a small amount of exercise may be less likely to die prematurely than their more sedentary counterparts, a research review suggests.

Obese people who engaged in resistance training were more likely to see reductions in a type of heart fat, a new study finds.

Older adults with slightly elevated blood sugar – sometimes called “prediabetes” – usually do not develop full-blown diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.

People who track their daily steps may not only be more active, they may also be less likely to develop health problems that lead to events like heart attacks or broken bones, a new study suggests.