WHO warns that Ebola cases could top 20,000.
The FDA is trying to crack down on antibiotics use on farms. These economists say there's a better way.
This chart demonstrates not only how low our life expectancy is relative to other developed countries, but also how far we have fallen even in the last 30 years.
A basic primer: Why antibiotic resistance is a problem, what farms have to do with it, and why some people think the FDA's rules don't go far enough.
Toxic plumes created 50 or 60 years ago still cast long shadows on human lives.
McDonald's is using calorie counts to advertise its most fattening meals.
The weirdest finding in economics is no longer true.
We don't know why childhood obesity is declining. But we do have pretty good proof that its actually happening.
If it really cares about families, the Family Research Council is focusing on the wrong stuff.
Results from states, cities, and counties show modest but encouraging slim-downs.
He was responsible for the smoking ban on airplanes, the minimum drinking age, and the current laws against drunk driving.
A big new Senate bill would revamp a much-criticized 1976 law governing the chemicals in everything from crib mattresses to water bottles.
This was, according to the Oregonian, the fourth time the city has voted against fluoridation since 1956.
"Anti-fluoride members of the community hired private detectives to find some 'dirt' on the Superintendent and were ultimately successful in driving him out of town."
The fluoridation war is alive in Portland.
Bill Gates wants to save a lot of lives. In this interview, he tells me how.
The BEER Act would take the excise tax on ales and lagers back to 1990 levels. That means more violence and car accidents.
Watching the Boston footage, I couldn’t help wondering: If I were present in some emergency, would I actually know how to help?
The annual number of new HIV infections has remained basically unchanged since the early 1990s, with roughly 50,000 Americans newly infected every year.
Self-reported feelings of lonesomeness have no significant connection to mortality among the elderly, but actual social isolation increases the likelihood of death by a stunning 26 percent.