The USDA's Junk Food Ban Won't Make Kids Healthier

By | 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.

Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns To The Delight Of Critics

By | Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:23

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns from office following the unsuccessful launch of Obamacare.


Who Has Access To Personal Health Data? Not Us

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:58

A New York-based scientist's "One Human Heart" project has helped to highlight some of the issues with access to our personal information.

inner city

Terrible Things Happen To The Poor, And These Are The Effects

By | 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.

Marijuana Law

Maryland Decriminalizes Marijuana As A Civil Penalty

By | 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.


Yale Threatens To Suspend Student For Eating Disorder She Doesn't Have

By | 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.


Father Told He Can Vaccinate Kids Despite Mother's Refusal

By | 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.


FDA To Expedite Review On 'Breakthrough' Menengitis B Vaccine

By | 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.

Scientists 'Map' Smokers Throughout City To Consider Smoking Bans

Smokers 'Map' Shows Influence Of Lighting A Cigarette

By | 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.

Nearly One-Third Of Military Caregivers Lack Health Insurance

Military Caregivers Face Greater Health Problems, Often Lack Insurance

By | 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.


3M More Americans Have Health Coverage Thanks to Obamacare

By | Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:29

The White House announced Friday that Obamacare has helped three million more Americans receive health insurance through Medicaid.

Medical Marijuana

56% Of Doctors Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

By | 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.


Should The US Ban All Branding On Cigarette Packaging?

By | 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.


Is The EPA Breaking The Law By Conducting Dangerous Human Experiments?

By | 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.


We're Going To Know How Much Doctors Get Paid, And Some Groups Aren't Happy About It

By | 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.