The Food and Drug Administration is giving menthol cigarettes a second look after a recent report linked their use with higher addiction rates as well as higher smoking initiation rates by youth and young adults.
A deadly listeria outbreak possibly linked to specialty cheeses has sickened five people and killed one, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Pepsi-Cola is still using a caramel coloring containing a chemical linked to cancer in rodents more than a year after publically pledging to eliminate it, according to the environmental watchdog group Center for Environmental Health (CEH).
Tobacco control policies put in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent an estimated 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Summer is here and with it the Natural Resources Defense Council's 23rd annual beach water report on the quality of beach water found throughout the nation's shores.
A Kansas meat processing plant voluntarily recalled some 23,000 pounds of raw ground beef after a sample tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
Smoking is officially going out of vogue in the United States, according to a new government report that showed only 18 percent of adults in 2012 described themselves as smokers.
Avandia, also known as rosiglitazone, may get a second chance after a panel of FDA advisers voted 20 to 26 to recommend removing or modifying the drug’s highly restrictive label and distribution system.
Cancer drug shortages are impacting the quality of care for a high number of patients, according to a new study presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Costco was forced to recall a brand of frozen berries on May 30 linked to a hepatitis A outbreak that’s infected 30 people in five Western states.
For many, proton beam therapy symbolizes the future of high-tech, low-impact medicine; for others, it represents another cause behind increasing health care costs.
With the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) out, people taking a look at some of its changes. Among them are two new disorders: caffeine intoxication and caffeine withdrawal.
Sleep-deprived men are more likely to perceive women as interested and intending to have sex, according to a new study published in the journal SLEEP.
Medical emergencies during commercial airline flights, though frightening, three-fourths of the time are seen to by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals also aboard the plane, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.