By Chris Weller | Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:35
The USDA has banned junk food in schools starting July 1, 2014, but it's unlikely kids will eat any healthier as a result.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:23
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns from office following the unsuccessful launch of Obamacare.
By John Ericson | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:00
People living in low-income areas are more likely to suffer serious illness and fall victim to negative life events like losing a child or being assaulted, a new study finds.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:14
Maryland's General Assembly has approved a bill that will decriminalize the possession of marijuana for people carrying under 10 grams.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:10
Frances Chan, 5-foot-2, and 92 lbs., felt herself to be persecuted by Yale University Health Services due to her low BMI.
By John Ericson | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:45
An Australian court has granted a father the right to vaccinate his children, despite vehement objections from their mother.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:39
Novartis said that its meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, received "breakthrough therapy" status from the FDA, which already permitted its use in the past few months at Princeton and UC Santa Barbara following meningitis B outbreaks.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:31
Researchers in New Zealand have mapped the "visibility" of smokers in the city of Wellington in an effort to convince policymakers to institute smoking bans in some public areas.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:35
Although those who care for America's military veterans — spouses, parents, and family members — provide $3 billion in annual labor, nearly one in three lacks health insurance while also facing greater health problems.
By Dana Dovey | Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:29
The White House announced Friday that Obamacare has helped three million more Americans receive health insurance through Medicaid.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:31
Over half of doctors in the United States support the legalization of medical marijuana as a possible treatment option for certain conditions.
By John Ericson | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:15
Britain is set to become the second nation to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes, and the arguments against it aren't great.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:03
An internal watchdog stated the EPA did not consistently disclose health risks to its human experimental subjects and neglected to include information about cancer risk.
By John Ericson | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:53
A federal court order makes Medicare reimbursement data subject to the Freedom of Information Act, raising privacy concerns among professional groups.