If all the food Americans wasted were put on people’s plates, it would be enough to provide more than 190 million adults with 2,000 calories of energy every day.
A comparison of life expectancies in more than 3,100 counties across the United States brings health disparities into sharp focus.
Last year’s presidential campaign seemed to intensify the political divisions among Americans, and our workplaces were hardly immune.
A new report lays out one of the consequences of the rise of childhood obesity in America: a corresponding increase in childhood cases of type 2 diabetes.
When rich countries import goods from abroad, they not only send their money abroad — they also export premature deaths that they would have endured if they had to make those goods themselves.
There are lots of reasons why doctors encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies. Compared with babies who get formula, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die as a result of infections, sudden infant death syndrome or any other reason. The longer a mother nurses — and the longer...
Researchers have some bad news for moms who used DHA supplements while they were pregnant in hopes of boosting their baby’s brains: It didn’t work. At age 7, kids whose mothers took DHA scored no higher on an IQ test than kids whose moms swallowed capsules that were DHA-free. The results are the...