Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
Life sometimes foils the best of our intentions. New research on women, stress and diet amply illustrates that sad fact. It shows that even when women greeted a new day with a “better-for-you” fast-food breakfast, that meal’s expected health-promoting qualities were washed away by the carry-over effects of yesterday’s stresses.
U.S. pediatricians are pushing back against parents who resist having their children vaccinated against a broad range of dangerous diseases by calling on states to stop offering waivers to those with nonmedical objections to the practice.
Acetaminophen, long the mainstay of a pregnant woman’s pain-relief arsenal, has been linked to behavioral problems in children born to mothers who used it during pregnancy.
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans — including 42.8 percent of gun owners — say that if they were to buy a new gun, they would willingly buy one equipped with...
A week after the federal government released its latest recommendations for healthful eating , the 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines have touched off a food fight. Acknowledging that the "scientific integrity" of the drafting process has been called into question, Congress has asked the National Academies of Science to review "whether balanced nutrition information is reaching the public" and set aside $1 million for the effort.
In the first slate of nutritional recommendations it has issued since 2011, the federal government on Thursday gave health-conscious Americans the go-ahead to eat eggs and others foods rich in cholesterol, to drink as many as five cups of coffee daily, and to enjoy a range of fats long avoided by many. The new dietary guidelines, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services, are the first ever to recommend a limit — 10 percent of daily calories — to the amount of added sugars Americans should consume.
In the first slate of nutritional recommendations it has issued since 2011, the federal government on Thursday gave health-conscious Americans the go-ahead to eat eggs and others foods rich in cholesterol, to drink as many as five cups of coffee daily, and to enjoy a range of fats long avoided by many.
An international conference on gene editing Thursday left the door open to future use, in humans, of new techniques that alter an organism's genetic architecture in ways that carry forward to future generations. With questions of safety, need and ethics still unanswered, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the United Kingdom's Royal Society; and the Chinese Academy of Science agreed that "it would be irresponsible to proceed with any clinical use of germline editing."
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to a prescription drug intended to increase sexual desire in women. The FDA’s green light on the drug flibanserin, often known by the nickname “pink Viagra,” reverses two earlier decisions to reject the medication as a treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel reversed stance Thursday and gave its conditional blessing to a controversial pill to treat sexual dysfunction for women dubbed “pink Viagra.” The panel...