New research shows that kids who eat school lunches are more likely to be obese than kids who bring lunch from home. The battle to cut back childhood obesity is expected to be of increasing importance in the next few years.
The French company PIP is accused of using industrial grade silicone, rather than medical grade material, in its breast implants, and now the implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer.
Scientists in Wisconsin and the Netherlands have successfully mutated the bird flu virus so that it can more easily spread among humans. The idea isn't bioterror, but rather to give us more information to use in the event of a natural or inflicted pandemic flu.
Commission finds that while improvements are needed, there's every reason to believe that experiments that were conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s can never happen again.
In Central America's sugarcane field, more and more workers are coming down with a disease that shuts down their kidneys. Researchers are struggling for a cause. Chemicals on the fields? Heat? Overwork? No one knows, but it's a leading cause of death for men in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The FDA had been making plans to allow TEVA Pharmaceuticals to sell its Plan B contraceptive in front of the pharmacy counter to women of any age. But Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius intervened at the last minute to prevent it.
New York City transportation officials are hoping that colorful signs, coupled with smart, short poems will help get the message across to pedestrians to look out for themselves.
Late last week, the FDA ruled that Avastin could no longer be marketed as treatment for breast cancer. But Medicare and virtually all private insurance providers will continue to pay for just that use of the drug. It's a mixed message that has raised some eyebrows.
The Chinese are becoming more and more fond of purchasing organic produce--but not so much for the health benefits but because it can help them hopefully avoid tainted foods.
In 12 years, the world has added 1 billion people. On Monday, the United Nations expects the global population to top 7 billion for the first time, ever.