California Lawmakers Kill Bill Requiring Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks
A bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks was effectively killed Tuesday.
Whooping Cough Epidemic Strikes California: 800 Cases In Past Two Weeks
California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.
FDA Preparing Long-Awaited Plan To Reduce Salt Levels In Foods
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty -- a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths...
Scientists Make Progress On 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Patients With Diabetes
Big progress has been made on a "bionic pancreas" that could free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease.
Gaining weight on vacation especially affects Hispanic youngsters
Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already...
Oh, Cheeses: Fight Over Aged Cheese Leaves FDA In Stinky Situation
by Manuel Villacorta
Did you see the news about our nation's war on cheese? Earlier this week, the FDA announced that it was banning the sale of cheeses aged on wooden boards. That would include...
U.S. Teens Smoking, Drinking Less But Say They Text While Driving More, Study Shows
American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less, but they are texting more while driving, according to a recent study.
Quinoa's Growing Popularity Sparks Battle Between U.S.
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by Soni Sangha
The super food quinoa, which the US imported 70 million pounds of last year, is in a complicated tug of war between interests outside of quinoa producing regions and those of...
Lawmakers Push To Approve Bill That Will Improve Wait Times For Veterans Seeking Medical Care
After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's...
Twin Boys Delivered 24 Days Apart In Boston, One In Winter And One In Spring
Lindalva DaSilva, 35, was only 24 weeks pregnant with her twins when she went into labor on February 27.
FDA: Pregnant Women Need To Eat Fish, But Should Stay Away From Mercury
Pregnant women are being advised by the government to eat more fish, but there won't be any labels or signs to let them know which fish have low mercury levels and are safest...
Researchers In North America Starting To Test How To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists plan to eventually scan the brains of thousands of older volunteers in the U.S., Canada and Australia to find those with a sticky build-up believed to play a key...
Chikungunya virus spreads in Caribbean
One of the Caribbean's leading health officials has cautioned tourism stakeholders in the region not to turn a blind eye to the spread of the Chikungunya virus.
Good Samaritans Pay $35,000 For Surgery That Saves Toddler's Eyesight
Pamela Soto, 2, will be forever thankful of two Good Samaritans who helped save her eyesight.
Hotels Hosting World Cup Squads Handed Yellow Card For Expired Food
A Brazilian consumer defense agency said it's found past-expiration food - around 55 pounds of fish, butter, ham and other food stuffs - in the hotels where national soccer...