Man Dies After Roach-Eating Contest

A Florida man died after competing in (and winning) a cockroach-eating contest.

Inject Your Vitamins

intravenous vitamin therapy is the new "It infusion—the latest health obsession for the celebrity elite

"Vomiting Virus" Strikes German Schoolchildren

Over 8,500 kids in Germany have contracted a "vomiting virus" as an outbreak has spread in schools and daycare centers. Health officials are blaming a food-borne virus, possibly from food served in cafeterias to the children.

Nine Meals a Day

The secret to cutting cholesterol could be eating nine meals a day.

Low Fat, High Calorie

A new study finds that many "low fat" foods have very similar calorie counts to standard products.

CDC Reports Tainted Ricotta Salata

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a batch of ricotta salata imprted to the U.S. from Puglia, Italy, is tainted with listeria bacteria and linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death.

Nearly Half of Americans Drink Soda Daily

According to a new poll by Gallup, 48% of U.S. adults say they drink soda daily. Among those who drink soda, the average daily amount is 2.6 glasses.

Iced Tea Linked to Kidney Stones

New research links high consumption of iced tea drinks to the formation of kidney stones, especially for those at high risk of the disorder.


Salt and Stomach Cancer

According to new data compiled by the World Cancer Research Fund, cutting back on salt could help slash stomach cancer rates by 14%.


To Quit Smoking, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

According to a new study by public health researchers at the University at Buffalo, eating more fruits and vegetables may help smokers quit cigarettes and stay tobacco-free for a longer time.