A newly developed test could screen would-be parents for hundreds of different disease genes, to make sure they are not passed on to any future children.The test's makers say it should cost less than $400 and that routinely offering it to prospective parents could someday eliminate many deadly child
This may come as shock to anyone who hasn't stood in the hot lunch line or watched a certain popular high school sitcom recently, but the school food program is way behind the nutritional times.The stuff on offer is frequently full of starch, fat and salt, and low on whole grains and fresh fruits an
After years of pressure from environmental groups, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to ban sulfuryl fluoride by 2014.Sulfuryl fluoride is used to fumigate places where food is stored, and the stuff gets sprayed on grains, dried fruit, coffee, cocoa beans and nuts.The problem with sul
Water systems across the country are changing the way they disinfect drinking water because the traditional disinfectant, chlorine, can leave behind toxic chemicals.But alternatives to chlorine are turning out to have risks of their own, says a scientist who wrote an analysis in the journal Scie
House Republicans plan to vote next week to repeal the new federal health law next week, but most representatives from California are unlikely to be joining them.California has blazed many trails -– from wheatgrass shots to personal computing.