Coca-Cola says it will work to make lower-calorie drinks and clear nutrition information more widely available around the world.
Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.
In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.
Women have another reason to exercise: It may help prevent kidney stones. You don't have to break a sweat or be a super athlete, either.
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
Federal health regulators are just now deciding whether triclosan — the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. — is ineffective, or worse, harmful.
New figures showing a sharp increase in suicides across the nation among middle-aged Americans show an even bigger increase in Oregon.
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Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found.
A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.
The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be a popular way to provide a jolt of energy. The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new statistics that show upper arm lifts in women have increased 4,378 percent in the last decade, and a Eugene plastic surgeon said he has noticed the trend in his practice.
Even though less than 1 percent of pregnant women choose home birth, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations they hope will make these types of deliveries safer.