The Food and Drug Administration is requiring a gradual phase-out of trans fats in food. The artery-clogging additive is widely considered the worst kind of fat for the heart and can lead to heart attacks and death. (Nov. 7)
A cat in Norwich, Conn. is lucky to be alive after being shot by an arrow and found by the city's mayor on a house porch while he was out campaigning for re-election. (Nov. 7)
Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to ...
Gov. Chris Christie said a suicide inside a shopping mall should be a wake-up call to lawmakers to concentrate on mental health issues as a way to prevent similar incidents. (Nov. 5)
Results of an ongoing study released online Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics show that obese teens who undergo gastric surgery improve their overall medical condition and quality of life. The National Institutes of Health paid for the ...
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients. (Nov....
A day after a federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect during a legal challenge, about a third of Texas' clinics were barred from performing the procedure. (Nov. 1)
Olympic gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn says boyfriend Tiger Woods helped her to be patient during her ACL surgery and is encouraging her return to the ski slopes in time for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Oct. 28)
Unlike the federal health care exchange, the one operated by the state of Kentucky appears to be working without any significant problems. Governor Steve Beshear says thousands have used it to sign up for coverage. (Oct. 25)
A company that makes armor for military vehicles says it has come up with a new active system for cutting down on injuries from roadside bombs. (Oct. 25)