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.
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.
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.
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 Right now the Food and Drug Administration is all but powerless to regulate cosmetics. Bills in Congress could give the industry a facelift by banning ingredients linked to cancer and other disorders.