Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy sales, and National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to top more than $2.5 billion dollars.
A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.
The nation’s largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease. The new distinction may lead to policy changes in terms of interventions and treatments.