FDA targets obesity with label changes

Food and Drug Administration proposed a redesign to the “Nutrition Facts” label that’s found on all packaged food, with the goal of reducing the obesity rate.

FDA guidelines on honey fall short

New guidelines from Food and Drug Administration won’t do enough to spell out to consumers the difference between pure honey products and those that use added ingredients, we’re told.

Easing tax penalties of Affordable Care Act

The deadline for signing up for health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act without incurring a tax penalty passed March 31, 2014. However, if you missed the deadline, you still can avoid or minimize tax penalties on your 2014 tax return.

Check your Aura with a doctor

A new device that’s from French electronics company Withings uses light, sound and carbon dioxide sensing to help you to sleep better, Withings claims.

Kristin Chenoweth clears the air on asthma

Imagine that you’re in front of a room and about to give a speech or presentation. All of a sudden, you’re hit with shortness of breath, wheezing and tingling in the fingers, and everyone’s eyes are on you.

Men ignore their eating disorders

Although men make up one-quarter of all U.S. eating-disorder cases, a recent study suggests that men are reluctant to admit that they have such a condition.

Less sleep, more calories for kids

Studies showed that children who don’t sleep enough are more likely to become obese later in life. Now a direct link was found between a lack of sleep and increased calorie consumption in toddlers.

The dawn of stronger sunscreens?

Food and Drug Administration is reviewing stronger sunscreen ingredients that better protect you against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Limits of socialization

Too much time spent socializing with others can have a negative effect on a senior citizen’s memory.

Chemical to stay in fast-food products

Subway no longer uses the chemical azodicarbonamide in its bread, but other fast-food restaurants say they’ll continue to use it in their products.

CVS quits tobacco, could pick up e-cigarettes

CVS’ highly publicized decision to stop selling tobacco products won’t affect either the price or the availability of tobacco products overall, experts say. What’s more, we’re told that CVS might sell e-cigarettes, which also contain nicotine.