The warning that Tokyo's tap water contains twice as much radioactive iodine as allowed for infants strikes a particularly distressing chord.Infants are especially vulnerable because their cells are dividing faster than at any other time of life, and dividing cells are especially sensitive to radiat
Wednesday marks a year since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.But in those ensuing 12 months, the debate has barely missed a beat.On Capitol Hill, Democrats have continued to sing the measure's praises."
The World Health Organization weighed in Monday on the risk of eating food contaminated by radiation emitted by the still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.Peter Cordingley, a Manila-based WHO spokesman, told Reuters that the radioactive-food situation is "a lot more serious than anybody thoug
Removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health because the minty flavoring has led to an increase in smokers and makes quitting harder, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Friday.The agency's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee stopped short of reco
The first radiation measurements from within a 37-mile radius of the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant do not reveal any immediate health threat – and perhaps not even any health problems measurable decades from now, if levels stay where they are.This may surprise people who assume that radioa