Jun 18, 2012 The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.
Jun 12, 2012 The high-tech activity gadget Fitbit helps people track their steps. But some people may take using these types of devices a step too far.
May 31, 2012 The FDA has rejected a bid to rename the controversial sweetener known as high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar” on nutrition labels.
May 14, 2012 It has been more than a decade since the Food and Drug Administration approved a new pill to fight fat. Now, as the obesity problem grows, several new medicines could be on the way.
Apr 10, 2012 A ballot initiative could raise the tax rate on a pack of smokes in Missouri, which is 8x lower than the national average.
Oct 8, 2012 Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2012 According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Apr 4, 2012 A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Apr 2, 2012 Express Scripts is looking to close a deal to takeover Medco Health Solutions this week. The combined companies will handle the prescription drugs of 135 million Americans. What effect will that have on pharmacy drug prices?