Does Aspartame Cause Cancer or Is It Safe to Consume? What to Know About the Sweetener

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has deemed the sweetener aspartame — found in diet soda and countless other foods — as a “possible” cause of cancer, while a separate expert group looking at the same evidence said it still considers the sugar substitute safe in limited quantities. The differing results of the coordinated reviews … Read more

A Skin Patch Shows Promise in Treating Kids’ Peanut Allergies

WASHINGTON — An experimental skin patch is showing promise to treat toddlers who are highly allergic to peanuts—training their bodies to handle an accidental bite. Peanut allergy is one of the most common and dangerous food allergies. Parents of allergic tots are constantly on guard against exposures that can turn birthday parties and play dates … Read more