Posted: 08/07/2013 - In a study published Wednesday, University of Tokyo researchers say dogs are more responsive to their owners' yawns than to a stranger's yawn -- a sign that dogs are more empathetic than previously understood.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - 75-year-old actor Dustin Hoffman is said to be doing well following surgery for cancer.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - CDC researchers studied more than 11 million low-income preschool children in 43 U.S. states and territories from 2008 through 2011. They found obesity rates fell in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 18 percent of U.S. adults are current cigarette smokers. Teen rates are similar.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - A study found the more sugary drinks a child consumed, the higher his or her BMI when measured at ages 4 and 5 years old. Specifically, 5-year-olds who drank sugary drinks daily were about 1.5 times more likely to be obese than those who didn't.
Posted: 08/02/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration released new regulations Friday to define gluten-free on food labeling.
Posted: 08/02/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration said an investigation revealed illness clusters at four restaurants in Nebraska and Iowa were traced to a common salad supplier, Taylor Farms de Mexico.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - Federal officials warned Wednesday that it was too early to say whether the outbreak of the rare parasite cyclospora reported in at least 15 states was over.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - Researchers from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health removed stem cells from urine, and used those cells to grow teeth in a laboratory.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - Nova Diabetes Care announced a glucose test strip recall Friday after discovering that some of the strips can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings.
Posted: 07/30/2013 - We've had a break from excessive heat this week, but there's no break in the reminder that hot cars can quickly claim children's lives if they're left behind.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - The CDC has received reports of 353 cases of suspected cyclospora infection in 14 states, including Kansas.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received almost 30 complaints of averse incidents associated with a vitamin B supplement, including cases of fatigue, muscle cramping and muscle pain.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - The State of Kansas is collecting data to meet federal eligibility requirements.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - In what they are calling the first peer-reviewed study to quantify diaper need, Yale University researchers have found nearly a third of mothers cannot afford to purchase their infants diapers.
Posted: 07/26/2013 - FDA proposals would require importers to prove that foreign suppliers have food safety programs that meet U.S. standards and give the FDA new enforcement powers to monitor these programs and stop shipments from suppliers that don't follow the rules.
Updated: 07/26/2013 - A new study showed that people who drank more than four cups of coffee daily had over a 50 percent lower chance of taking their own lives than those who drank less than one cup.