Dr. Ian Smith's 50 Million Pound Challenge is a call-to-action for all Americans to come together and help people take control of their health by getting fit, losing excess weight and turning back the deadly toll of weight-related diseases that threaten nearly 50% of Americans.
Reaching for that chocolate chip cookie? Think twice. The American Heart Association (AHA) just released the strictest guidelines ever for added sugars, recommending Americans limit their diet to 100 calories (6 teaspoons) for women and 150 calories (nine teaspoons) for men each day.
In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California's stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, less controversial cells.