The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday despite frustration over the agency's response to the epidemic of painkiller abuse.
The late U.S. Associate Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor.
US President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday, freeing up federal aid to help an area affected by contaminated water, the White House said.
Welcome to New Year's resolution junction. It's a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival.
Added sugars in foods should make up less than 10 percent of daily calories, said U.S. government dietary guidelines issued Thursday that for the first time urged specific limits on sweets.
Health officials on Tuesday found that the only restaurant in the southern branch of the National Palace Museum did not meet food hygiene standards. Restaurant officials stated Wednesday it had made the required improvements.
There's good news for grumpy women: Being happy apparently has no effect on how long you might live.
A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a study out Thursday that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting is fundamentally wrong.
Japanese researchers have developed a micro-thin thermal sensor that can be attached directly to the skin, potentially useful in monitoring the health of infants or even making sportswear more comfortable.
Tracking calories at chain restaurants in the U.S. is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.