health & medicine
A 'mega' lawsuit was filed last week against the NFL. The plaintiffs, more than 2,000 former NFL players, have accused the NFL of concealing information about the links between football-related head trauma and long-term brain injuries.
Disney announced new advertising guidelines Tuesday for ads on Disney’s TV stations, its websites, and its radio stations, banning ads for fast foods and sugary cereals that do not meet the company's nutrition standards.
Some researchers, including Bruce Blumberg from the University of California, Irvine, believe chemicals we’re unwittingly exposed to could be making us fat. Blumberg said if the timing is right, exposure to these chemicals may be instructing stem cells to become fat cells.
The debate over fire retardant chemicals has flared up again, prompted by a new investigative series in the Chicago Tribune. Reporters traced a decades-long campaign created by tobacco lobbyists to distract attention from the fire hazard caused by smoking.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently introduced a voluntary plan to limit the use of antibiotics on farm animals, a move that restaurant chain Chipotle says is long overdue.
A new study from a program at the Harvard Medical School reveals that children born via C-section may be twice as likely to become obese by age three than those born via vaginal delivery. However, more research is needed to determine whether there is a causal relationship, or something else causing the correlation.
The FDA is considering whether to approve the use of an at-home HIV test. But, as a bioethicist points out, the test doesn't come with counseling for people who test positive or negative and it's only 93 percent accurate.
Greek hospitals have been accused of threatening not to release babies after they're born, unless their parents pay the bill for the delivery. Others are accused of withholding birth certificates. All of this because the Greek budget crisis has eroded health insurance coverage and hospital budget cuts.
Whooping cough is not a disease many Americans worry about. It's become extremely rare because of agressive vaccination efforts. But, now, for a variety of reasons, a new outbreak has emerged in Washington State, which has left doctors scrambling to contain it.
New research suggests that some 40 percent of Americans will not just be overweight, but actually in the obese category within the next 20 years. That's unless we do something about it and Jen Petersen has ideas. But if that fails, more Americans will be dependent on Keith Davis and his Goliath Coffins in their death.