When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.
The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.
As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message.
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.