Facebook Inc. is taking steps to reduce promotion of products based on misleading health-related claims.

Working at a desk all day may not be as bad for heart health and longevity as sitting in front of a television after hours, according to a U.S. study that suggests not all types of sitting are equally harmful.

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.

People who experience nature for at least 120 minutes per week are more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing, a large UK study suggests.

French healthcare company Sanofi teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future.

CVS Health Corp.’s health insurer Aetna is working with Apple Inc. on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals.

Scientists unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people.

Healthier sides and drinks were added to U.S. fast-food restaurant kids’ menus in the past decade, but healthy combinations are still rarely offered as the default option, researchers say.

International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said.

China has overtaken the United States in healthy life expectancy at birth for the first time, according to World Health Organization data.