Coffee needs a cancer warning? California judge says so—but experts say it's bunk. (Tuesday, April 3)
A California judge last month tentatively ruled that coffee sold in the state must contain a cancer warning because of a carcinogen called acrylamide that is present in roasted coffee beans—but public health experts dismissed the supposed cancer link, and a coffee industry spokesperson said the lawsuit had "made a mockery" of state law.
How Zuckerberg San Francisco General responded to the YouTube shooting (Wednesday, April 4)
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital received three people who were injured in a shooting Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.
The 10 healthiest communities in America, according to US News (Thursday, April 5)
For the inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings, U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation examined about 3,000 communities and identified what they considered to be the 500 healthiest in America.
What works for weight loss (and what doesn't), according to a 'phenomenally well-designed' study (Friday, April 6)
A recent JAMA study comparing the efficacy of low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets found that "people managed to lose weight no matter which of the two diets they followed"—but that "hopeful" finding provides only limited insight on calorie restrictions, limited sugar, or the benefits of whole foods, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."