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.
Sales of home exercise equipment peak this time of year as people try to live up to their new year resolutions. Consumer Reports tested dozens of machines to find which are likely to keep you striding and gliding long past January.
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.