Health / food
Grant-funded bonus of a $5 match helps low-income shoppers make the most of a stop at a local farmers market
A program designed to help stretch the value of food stamps at farmers markets is up and running again this year after a successful 2012 launch.
WASHINGTON — A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those most likely to buy large drinks, and would have its greatest effect on overweight and obese kids.
Nutrition experts say they're not convinced it's more healthful
Greek yogurt is everywhere, and now represents nearly a third of the yogurt market. But how different is the Greek version from regular yogurt? That depends.
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
KENNEWICK — For the first time, people seek out Gary Middleton to buy his organic fruit.
WASHINGTON — Congress this year will deal with a host of profound issues: A confrontation over raising the nation's debt limit. Budget battles that will determine whether more cuts are made in government services. And the most ambitious attempt to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in nearly three decades.
When a 2012 study in the journal Heart found that calcium supplements might raise your risk of a heart attack, I was more than a little alarmed. Might the over-the-counter supplements I'd been taking to strengthen my bones be damaging my heart?
PORTLAND — A genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer was likely the result of an accident or possibly tampering, the company that developed it said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — An Oregon company is recalling a frozen berry mix sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores after the product has been linked to at least 49 hepatitis A illnesses in seven states.
Going on a crash diet to shed the pounds fast? Think again.