Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Going gluten-free has become a very popular choice among Americans. Consumer Reports explains there are potential conseqences for the 93 percent of Americans who don't have a medical reason to give up gluten.
A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol.
Several variations of rice and rice products contain concerning levels of arsenic. Consumer Reports used data from the FDA and its own testing to recommend limits for how much rice kids and adults should eat. The testing also indicates the types of rice and other grains with lower levels of arsenic.
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Consumer Reports on the popular painkiller that's the most common ingredient in medication in the United States. It's in hundreds of medicines. It's very safe when taken in small doses, but taking too much can lead to liver failure.
Consumer Reports has advice on finding fashionable eyeglasses while saving 40 percent. It can happen if you know where to shop.
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday.
Every fall parents are advised to get their children flu shot, but there are things you can be doing at home this time of year to boost your kids' immunity.
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.
Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
Consumer Reports looks at those handy pop-up thermometers. Tests show they often overcook or undercook the turkey. Testers offer a better solution.
Consumer Reports analyzed more than1,000 private, Medicare and Medicaid health insurance plans ranked by a nonprofit quality measurement and accreditation organization. The article addresses the big questions you need to have answered before making your coverage choices.
A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola has been reunited with her dog named Bentley, who has been quarantined since she fell ill.
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Consumer Reports tested 26 air purifiers to determine the best and worst machines for getting rid of smoke and dust.
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
Consumer Reports tested 13 juicers to find the best in terms of price, quality and convenience.
Three people who had entered the United States from Africa 19 days earlier came to Lourdes reporting symptoms of illness.
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Consumer Reports reviews the different flu vaccines that are commonly available and explains what you should do if you get sick.
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.
A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.