By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post
August 3, 2015 6 a.m.
There's been a ton of news recently about how awesome coffee can be for many aspects of your health — heart disease, longevity, depression, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's. The scientific data has been so strong that the nation's top nutrition panel recommended earlier this year that people might even want to consider drinking a bit more.
SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.
By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2015 6 a.m.
The rate of emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe food allergy reactions nearly tripled in Illinois over five years, a recently released study by Northwestern Medicine reported, raising questions about the cause of such a dramatic upswing and offering an especially comprehensive data that may supply insights for what is a growing nationwide issue.
By Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post
July 6, 2015 6 a.m.
I wrenched my neck a few days ago and wondered whether there was something else I could take for the pain instead of ibuprofen. Based on what I'd read in magazines, I searched for the answer in my fridge, which happened to contain more than 40 pounds of tart cherries I had just picked.
By Drew Harwell, The Washington Post
June 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Breakfast behemoth General Mills, maker of Trix, Reese's Puffs and Lucky Charms, said Monday it plans to remove artificial colors and flavors from its cereals by 2017, becoming the latest food giant to swap out the additives in response to changing American tastes.
By Megy Karydes, Chicago Tribune
June 22, 2015 6 a.m.
Once seen only among an older population, adult diseases such as fatty liver disease, hypertension and osteoporosis are being diagnosed more and more in children. And you can add to that sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. The culprits? Unhealthy diets and growing waistlines, experts say.