More and more dogs are obese. They die an average two years earlier. And you can do something about it.
As marketing tactics from Facebook to "advergames" blur the line between advertising and entertainment, parents' attempts to monitor their children’s food preferences become more difficult.
Win or lose, a vociferous debate serves to educate the public about just how unhealthy soda consumption is, and how it is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
We don’t need to oversell research findings. Science is cool enough — and, in the case of last week's Mediterranean Diet study, tasty enough to withstand the rigors of discovery without the hype.
From her mom's kitchen to Vetri, a chef's culinary journey offers lessons in how to nurture a love for nutritious foods in children. Lesson No. 1: Turn the school lunchroom into a classroom.
Organic food may be no more nutritious than conventional food, but that offers little insight into the overall value of organics or its impact on the public’s health.
Thanks to a concerted effort by the CDC and health workers across the country, breastfeeding rates continue to rise nationally. Not so much in Pennsylvania.
Scientists have long known that malnutrition during childhood can cause lifelong intellectual and behavioral problems. Now, recent research paints an even darker picture.
As debate rages over Big Soda's impact on health, one thing is missing: a comprehensive review of the evidence by the nation's top doc.
In a grass-roots approach to raising awareness, "photovoices" hopes to empower individuals through the taking and sharing of photographs on health issues as they see them.
The causes of America's big problem are complex and thoroughly intertwined with our cultural, economic, and physical environments. And it's preventable.
It has been 35 years since the FDA acknowledged that antibiotic overuse in farm animals posed a health risk to humans. Two recent actions suggest that change is possible.
Mayor Nutter says his twice-failed soda tax will not be proposed again this year. That's too bad. Accumulating scientific evidence says it could help the city cope with a major public health issue.
Instant soups, especially those prepackaged in foam cups, turn out to be one of the leading causes of burns in kids because of the containers' lightweight foam and top-heavy design. They also could be easily fixed.
The American food supply is among the safest in the world. Is that safe enough?