January 20, 2017 9:00 am
A “neutral space” is a hard thing for a teenager to carve out: Biology has a habit of declaring itself eventually. Sometimes, though, biology can be put on hold for a while with puberty-blocking drugs that can buy time for gender-questioning children.
April 20, 2015 4:32 pm
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
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.