A genetic master-switch makes some people more prone to obesity than others, and research suggests it can be turned off. Continue reading →
The high incidence of childhood obesity is partly driven by the fact that many parents and kids don't realize how much they weigh.
Eating even small amounts of nuts combats a shocking number of deadly diseases, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Food additives that are commonly used to thicken processed foods may disrupt the bacterial makeup of the gut, causing health problems.
IBM and Mars Inc. are teaming up to genetically sequence the microbial communities that exist in food production facilities so consumers can be better protected.
USDA diet recommendations aim to help Americans make healthy eating choices, but the guidelines may soon take into consideration the impact on the environment.
A survey of medical advice offered on TV talk shows finds that much of the information is not based in science. Continue reading →
A Canadian toddler has died from an infection that could have been easily treated. Continue reading →
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