In Somerville, Mass., children were overweight, under-active and the community was the butt of jokes. Thanks to a series of federal grants and private donations, though, the city is making a turnaround, focusing on healthy foods and increased community activity.
A new Frontline documentary is taking a look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community. In 2011, HIV was more prevalent in Washington, D.C., than in many African countries, including Rwanda, Ethiopia and the Congo.
The first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt was created in 1987 by a gay rights activist in San Francisco. Since then, 100,000 people have sewn more than 48,000 panels that depict the lives of loved ones lost to the disease.
Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney has been out of step with his Republican colleagues, in calling the individual mandate in the federal healthcare law a penalty, and not a tax. Or his staff has, at least. Wednesday night, Romney moved to bridge the divide and eliminate any differences with Republican leaders.
Israel has had legal medical marijuana for about 10 years. But a recent development stands to potentially change the market, with an Israeli company saying it has developed a THC-free strain of cannabis. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces the "high."
With more than one-third of American adults obese, the United States is facing a growing epidemic that has already cost the country billions of dollars. A group of medical experts hopes to change that by getting doctors on the frontline in the war against obesity.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act has raised a lot of questions on how the decision will change health care going forward. Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, conservative economist Mark Pauly and Grace-Marie Turner, co-author of "Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America," have a few concerns.
Officials in the Florida Keys are hoping to enlist genetically modified mosquitoes in their fight against Dengue fever. Though countries like Brazil and Malaysia have already implemented the new technology, the United States has yet to determine if it poses any potential risks.
When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he passed an ambitious healthcare reform law that President Barack Obama says was the model for Obamacare. While Romney has criticized the individual mandate contained in the federal law, he was a major proponent of it in Massachusetts.
A Michigan State Representative has lost her speaking privileges on the floor of that legislative body. She's accused of not maintaining decorum when she used the word vagina in her speech over a women's reproductive rights bill.