March 19, 2015 3:59 pm
A 2008 ban on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A. has failed to cut the obesity rate, a Rand study says
July 24, 2014 1:56 pm
San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.
May 29, 2014 3:51 pm
The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.
May 21, 2014 3:16 pm
Though some health officials have warned that electronic cigarettes should not be marketed as smoking cessation aids, a new study finds that, among people who are trying to quit without professional help, those who use electronic cigarettes are 60% more likely to succeed, compared with those who use willpower or nicotine replacement therapies.
May 9, 2014 7:00 pm
For people who want to avoid packing on extra pounds, a new study suggests going above and beyond commonly cited exercise guidelines.
February 25, 2014 3:21 pm
When it comes to public opinion, it’s becoming clear that anti-pot crusaders are losing the battle and over a dozen more states are considering legalization measures right now.
February 21, 2014 2:40 pm
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics decided not to bill the state for the 15 abortions it had performed as of mid-February.
January 24, 2014 2:02 pm
Eyes today focus on a Fort Worth courtroom that finds itself at the intersection of a family’s desire and Texas law as the fate of a brain-dead woman and the status of her fetus are debated.
January 21, 2014 1:01 pm
With a majority of Americans now in favor marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama is now saying weed is no more dangerous to individuals’ health than alcohol.
January 6, 2014 4:55 pm
The desire to discourage is all too easily transmuted into the desire to criminalize, just as the desire to encourage metastasizes into the desire to mandate.