| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:23 PM
In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Now that Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other sugary soda producers are planning to list health information on vending machines, calorie counts aren’t just for the likes of McDonald’s and fast food joints.
In full view of consumers, the...
| Jun 27, 2012
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it?
Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:31 AM
McDonald’s will kick off the Summer Olympics in London with a major gesture: Opening its largest restaurant ever.
There will be two stories taking up more than 32,000 square feet. The 1,500 customers that can sit inside and on the balcony will be...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999.
Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...
| Jul 3, 2012
The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
Crown: 272 pp., $30
Michelle Obama can recall a time when she "had no idea that tomatoes didn't come in...
| Jan 30, 2012
If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:26 PM
The maker of the Lap-Band will no longer sell its product to clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company — a blow to Southern California surgery centers that have built an empire implanting the weight-loss devices in people...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Future infant geniuses will have to seek their smarts elsewhere now that the company behind Your Baby Can Read – instructional videos for the diaper set – is going out of business.
For years, Your Baby Can targeted parents hoping to get their...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...