In response to falling Diet Pepsi sales, aspartame in the soda will be replaced by a different sweetener this August, PepsiCo announced. The decision appears to be based more on marketing than science. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 100 studies have found aspertame to be safe. Learn more
Sitting too much at work and outside the office can increase a woman's chances of developing breast and endometrial cancer, according to a study at Lund University in Sweden. Learn more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.
Just what the bald men need to hear to start the week. According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference yesterday, men who have male pattern baldness may also be at a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer. Learn more
Even watching just one hour of television a day may make a child more likely to be overweight compared to kids who watch less than an hour a day. That's the conclusion of a study presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. Learn more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
Everett Thomas, a 47-year-old man dying of a heart condition, is given a new lease on life when his damaged organ is replaced with one taken from a 15-year-old girl who had committed suicide. The dramatic surgery in a Houston hospital is the first heart transplant done in the U.S. and the man who performs it, Dr. Denton Cooley, soon becomes one of America's first celebrity surgeons. Get the full story.