| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City lawyers tried to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks, three months after it was struck down as an illegal overreach of executive power.
The law, invalidated...
| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips.
Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Touring Egypt’s museums, great mosques, and towering monuments of the pharaohs is a delight. And simply roaming the streets of Cairo day and night is a thrill and a joy for any traveler who likes his culture off the stage and in his face. But the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away.
That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:26 PM
(Reuters) - A group of food companies that includes conglomerate Cargill Inc has sued a sugar industry trade group, claiming high fructose corn syrup is being unfairly maligned by promoters of "natural" sugar.
The battle is one for consumer hearts, minds...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study finds that the longer immigrants from Mexico, and their U.S.-born offspring, spend in the United States, the greater their odds of becoming obese.
Compared to similar individuals living in Mexico, researchers found...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...
| Sep 19, 2012
Just as recent science has divided dietary fats into good, bad and really bad categories, some scientists now think different sugars also may deserve individual scrutiny.
Most experts agree that Americans eat too much sugar, period. But studies in recent...
| Jan 26, 2013
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo announced Friday that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade sold in the U.S.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh launched an online petition in November that drew...
| Jan 28, 2013
After spending four miserable days in the hospital with gallstones, Chicago resident Priscilla Dias Hill resolved to improve her eating habits. Rather than working with a licensed dietitian, however, she chose a holistic health coach.
Dias Hill's coach,...