Americans are stuck in chairs and on the couch, spending eight hours a day with their metabolic engines barely idling, according to data from sensors that scientists put on nearly 2,600 people to see what they actually did all day.
A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said Saturday.
Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest U.S. study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.
Clinical trials show that a combination of pills, one still in the experimental phase and one that was just approved for the U.S. market, are effective at curing hepatitis C, researchers said Wednesday.
Fifty years ago, almost half of Americans smoked cigarettes -- at work, in restaurants, schools and even in hospitals. Then came a landmark warning that changed everything.
The U.S. government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists and environmentalists who worry it could invite growers to use more chemicals.1 Comment
The Executive Yuan yesterday passed an amendment to the Act Governing Food Sanitation that introduces stricter food quality control management, raises the amount of fines for violators of the law, and establishes principles for setting up a compensation fund for victims of tainted foods, and subsequently sent it to the Legislative Yuan for review.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease -- in fact, were less likely to die of any cause -- during a 30-year Harvard study.
Obesity needs to be highlighted as a disease to underline the gravity of the condition.
Health officials said Monday that imported soybeans will be tested for possible residue of a pesticide called glyphosate immediatly.