Parents hoping to prevent a peanut allergy in their children have something new to chew on. Continue reading
Special correspondent Judy Muller reports on a band of musicians who also have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. They use music to stay active, socially connected and to find new purpose. Continue reading
Last year was the first time North Korea allowed foreign runners to participate in the country’s Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. But this year, due to Ebola concerns, the country has banned outsiders from participating in the race. Continue reading
Eleven Wesleyan University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms consistent with use of the club drug known as Molly. One sophomore is in critical condition.
Bloodied but unbeaten, the tobacco companies have plunged into another courtroom battle in an effort to stave off the humiliation of having to underwrite an ad campaign in which they brand themselves as liars. Continue reading
The federal government has been trying for years to get doctors and hospitals to shrink their use of antibiotics, since their proliferation has helped create these new resistant bacteria strains. The CDC has encouraged hospitals to create antibiotic stewardship programs, in which experts systematically try to insure that the bacteria-fighting drugs are the best resource and that there is evidence that they actually work on the specific infection the patient has. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables.
Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol. And it says the caffeine in a few cups of coffee could actually be good for you. Continue reading
More than 11 million people have enrolled for health insurance in the second year of the new marketplaces, and more than 80 percent of enrollees have been eligible for subsidies. The Supreme Court will soon decide whether states can provide those subsidies sold through the federal exchange. Gwen Ifill speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Continue reading