- Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- EnteroMedics rises on Maestro study data Updated: Dec-03-13 11:34 am
- Some Houston stores are immigrant family business Updated: Dec-03-13 10:33 am
- USC president's wife publishes 2nd cookbook Updated: Dec-01-13 3:59 pm
- Mo. pupils who shed lbs. at SC program struggle Updated: Dec-01-13 3:50 pm
- Food class teaches med students good practices Updated: Dec-01-13 1:46 pm
- Mich. men fulfill late brother's weight-loss wish Updated: Nov-29-13 7:56 am
- WFP in NKorea: Mothers, babies lack proper diet Updated: Nov-28-13 1:05 am
- Audit says La. lax in its oversight of WIC program Updated: Nov-25-13 11:40 am
- Orexigen shares soar on weight-loss drug plans Updated: Nov-25-13 9:44 am
- Cordova church makes a ministry of healthy meals Updated: Nov-23-13 12:56 pm
- Minn. Cub Foods stores offering MNsure information Updated: Nov-23-13 5:05 am
- UN: Hunger can be eradicated in Africa by 2025 Updated: Nov-22-13 4:27 pm
- Wis. cancer center tailors recipes to patients Updated: Nov-22-13 3:28 pm
- Summit aims to stomp out hunger in Nevada Updated: Nov-20-13 8:31 pm
- Diet supplement maker, seller sued in Hawaii Updated: Nov-20-13 5:45 pm
- U of Minn. cuts Extension nutrition educators Updated: Nov-18-13 8:35 pm
- Hawaii to collect, destroy supplement from stores Updated: Nov-18-13 6:19 pm
- Doctors are told to get serious about obesity Updated: Nov-13-13 4:02 pm
- Trans fat doesn't stir much 'nanny state' debate Updated: Nov-09-13 8:36 am
- Q&A: What are trans fats? Updated: Nov-08-13 11:31 am
- Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say Updated: Nov-08-13 6:10 am
- Head of troubled Va. supplement maker to step down Updated: Nov-08-13 4:41 am
- Grants to fund healthy habits in childcare centers Updated: Nov-08-13 4:04 am
- NYC's Bloomberg led the way on trans fats ban Updated: Nov-08-13 2:16 am
12-04-13 - WASHINGTON - Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi's Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
NEW YORK - Shares of EnteroMedics surged Tuesday after the company reported new clinical trial data for its Maestro system, which is designed to treat obesity by blocking nerves with electrical impulses.
HOUSTON - O.G. Cooper, who is 86, rides his bike to Jim's Super grocery store in Houston's South Park neighborhood.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The wife of the University of South Carolina's president wants young people to eat better and learn to grow more of their food, so she has written a new cookbook based on a healthy Mediterranean diet with recipes inspired by friends, family and students.
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - Some students from a suburban Kansas City school district are finding it tough to keep the pounds off after returning from a weight-loss boarding school in South Carolina.
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - When writing a prescription for a patient, doctors' future recommendations may not be medicine, but cooking classes.
PLYMOUTH, Michigan - Two suburban Detroit men have fulfilled their late brother's wish.
BEIJING - North Korea's production of staple foods has increased for the third year running, but mothers and babies still lack sufficient vitamins, fat and protein, leaving many children stunted, the World Food Program's North Korean representative said Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job of monitoring a federal nutrition program for poor women and children, allowing stores to sell expired food and overcharge for groceries, according to an audit released Monday.
Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. shares jumped Monday after the drugmaker said it expects to resubmit its application for the potential weight-loss treatment Contrave to federal regulators in the next few weeks.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Hope Presbyterian Church supplies "Dinner on Demand" in hopes of encouraging family meals.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's health insurance exchange is teaming up with grocery store chain Cub Foods to spread the word about enrolling in insurance coverage.
UNITED NATIONS - Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025 is achievable - if Africa's leaders champion it and promote improved crop production and healthy eating, the head of the U.N. food and agriculture agency said Friday.
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - A La Crosse cancer center is among six nationwide working to provide more tempting food and recipes to patients often nauseated and exhausted due to treatment.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Food baskets alone are not enough to conquer the problem of hunger in Nevada, an effort that will take cooperation to help people become more financially secure so they can afford healthy food, participants at a summit were told Wednesday.
HONOLULU - A woman from Hawaii's Big Island is suing two companies who made and sold a dietary supplement that was pulled from shelves as state health officials investigate links to cases of hepatitis and liver failure.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota is cutting nearly half of the staff from a federally funded program that teaches low-income Minnesotans about healthy eating, the university said Monday.
HONOLULU - Hawaii's Department of Health is asking stores to give up supplies of a dietary supplement that's under investigation for possible ties to hepatitis and liver failure.
ATLANTA - Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.
WASHINGTON - They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale.
WASHINGTON - You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will eventually be a thing of the past. The Food and Drug Administration says it is phasing them out, saying they are a threat to public health. Some questions and answers about the dangerous fats:
LONDON - Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
RICHMOND, Virginia - A troubled dietary supplement maker in Virginia will start next year off with a new leader after its chief executive announced his resignation, a shakeup that comes as the company faced a securities probe, shareholder lawsuits and a scandal involving Virginia's governor.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has been given a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement nutrition and exercise programs at childcare centers throughout southeast Georgia.
NEW YORK - News that the Food and Drug Administration will phase out artificial trans fats from foodstuffs nationwide is another win for a public health strategy pioneered by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.