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FDA Set To Investigate Caramel Coloring Used In Sodas

Posted: 01/24/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration says it is taking a new look at a brown food coloring in sodas and other foods after Consumer Reports said it found higher than expected levels of a potentially cancer-causing agent in some soft drinks.

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$3M Blue Cross Gift Aims For Better Food Habits

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The foundation backed by North Carolina's largest health insurer is putting another $3 million into helping more children in child care to eat healthy and exercise.

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New Regulations Proposed For Car Seat Safety

Updated: 01/23/2014 - For the first time, child car seats would have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes, under regulations proposed today by the government.

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Paternal Obesity At Time Of Conception Can Lead To Overweight Kids

Posted: 01/23/2014 - Trying to conceive a kid who's a chip off the old block? A newly published study out of Australia suggests that prospective fathers trim off excess love handles after finding that paternal obesity at the time of conception can likewise predispose offspring to becoming overweight.

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Nurses, Law Officers Among Those Getting Raises

Posted: 01/22/2014 - More than 3,200 North Carolina state employees have received pay increases from a special fund created by the General Assembly to adjust salaries to retain workers in high-demand fields and for increased job responsibilities.

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Playtex Recalls 1.4M Pacifier Holders

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Playtex is recalling 1.4 million pacifier holders because of concern that a small child could choke if a part of the clip broke off.

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Could Cold Meds Help Spread The Flu?

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Cold and flu drugs that bring down fevers and help patients feel better could be helping the spread of influenza, researchers reported on Tuesday.

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Fast Food Not Major Culprit In Kids' Obesity

Posted: 01/18/2014 - Fast-food consumption is often blamed for the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. children. But a new study finds that poor eating the rest of the day is most strongly linked with weight issues.

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NC Doctors To Sue State For Medicaid Payment Delays

Updated: 01/17/2014 - A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements.

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Health Care Website Passed Recent Security Test

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Medicare's chief cybersecurity official says the Obama administration's health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities.

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50 Years Of Progress Cuts Smoking Rates In Half

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Smoking rates cut in half. Eight million lives saved. More than 800,000 fewer lung cancer deaths. Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first warned about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting have never been clearer.

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Pumped Up: Breastfeeding Mothers Fight For Rights At Work

Posted: 01/11/2014 - When Bobbi Bockoras returned to work at a Port Allegany, Pa., glass factory in June 2013 after giving birth, she planned to pump breast milk during breaks so she could continue nursing her infant daughter Lyla.

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House Passes Bill Targeting Health Care Law

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law.

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