Health News

Oprah Joins Weight Watchers and Becomes Part Owner and Board Member (October 19, 2015): Oprah Winfrey has joined Weight Watchers. She is also buying up to 15% of the company and joining the Board.

FDA Cracks Down on R.J. Reynolds: Bans Four Cigarette Brands (September 15, 2015): The FDA has ordered a ban on the sale of four new cigarette brands owned by R.J. Reynolds. The FDA says the new cigarettes have new ingredients and are not safe.

CVS to Acquire Target's Pharmacy Business (June 15, 2015): CVS is acquiriing Target's pharmacy business and will be running the pharmacy stores inside Target stores.

New Study Proves Dieting is Difficult For Those With Thrifty Metabolisms (May 15, 2015): It will come as no surprise to dieters. Researchers at the NIH have proved that those with thrifty metabolism have a harder time losing weight.

CDC Reports Some Progress in Fighting Food Poisoning (May 15, 2015): One in six Americans gets food poisoning every year. A new CDC report says some salmonella infections are down, but obscure pathogens are on the rise.

Listeria Fears Shut Down Blue Bell and Jeni's Ice Cream Production (April 25, 2015): Listeria contamination hits two popular, small ice cream brands: Blue Bell and Jeni's. FDA is looking for a connection.

NordicTrack Unveils Treadmill Desk at CES 2015 (January 10, 2015): NordicTrack unveield its new desk tradmill at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show. The treadmill costs $1,799.

New Study Finds Parents Using Dangerous Soft Bedding for Infants (December 1, 2014): A new study shows that many parents are sill using soft bedding and blankets for infants which can cause suffocation. Blankets do not belong in infant cribs.

FDA Issues Calorie Count Labeling Regs Just in Time for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2014): The FDA has issued its final regulations for calorie count labeling for pizza chains, restaurant chains, movie theaters and grocery stores. Even alcohol must be labeled now.

Generic Drug Makers Under Fire From Congress Over Skyrocketing Prices (October 9, 2014): Generic drug manufacturers have been ordered by a Congressional Committee to explain huge drug price increases or face more regulation. It's about time.

Dallas Schools to Use WelloStations to Monitor Students' Temperatures (October 3, 2014): Dallas schools with students that had contact with the Ebola patient are installing Wello Stations to monitor the temperatures of students in the school.

FDA Approves New Diet Drug Contrave (September 16, 2014): The FDA has approved a new diet drug, Contrave. The drug has a black box warning about suicidal thoughts.

Barbie Nurse Dolls From 1961 and 2012 Show Changing Style (August 24, 2014): The outfits worn by Barbie as a nurse have changed greatly from 1961 to 2012.

Barbie is a Newborn Baby Doctor (July 11, 2014): Barbie became a neonatologist in 2009 with the launch of the Newborn Baby Doctor Barbie

Kesha Covers August 2014 Issue of Teen Vogue (June 26, 2014): Kesha covers the August 2014 issue of Teen Vogue magazine.