Senior U.S. Health & Science Correspondent, 3 Times Square
Sharon's Feed
Sep 20, 2014

Bill Clinton says must ‘do whatever it takes’ to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading exponentially in West Africa marked a “good beginning,” former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday, but said the world will need to do more.

“We’re still a little behind the curve but we’re getting there,” Clinton told reporters in a conference call, a day before his charity, the Clinton Global Initiative, was set to begin its 10th annual meeting in New York.

Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014

Food companies’ U.S. calorie-cutting pledge could stall: researchers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A campaign by 16 of the world’s largest food and beverage companies to dramatically cut the number of calories sold in the United States may have stalled after initial success, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The companies, including Campbell Soup and PepsiCo, announced in January that they had collectively sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than in 2007. The drop – 10.6 percent, or 78 calories per person per day – was hailed as an important contribution to the nation’s fight against obesity.

Sep 16, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
    • About Sharon

      "After covering science and medicine at Newsweek, then the Wall Street Journal, then Newsweek again, I joined Reuters in 2012 to report on neuroscience, genetics, cognitive science, and other research. My books have focused on the brain: 2007's Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (the first popular account of the revolution in neuroplasticity), and 2012's The Emotional Life of Your Brain (with Richard J. Davidson)."
      Joined Reuters:
      2012
      Languages:
      English
    • More from Sharon

      Publications:
      The Emotional Life of Your Brain (2012)
      Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (2007)
      The Mind and the Brain (2002)
    • Contact Sharon

    • Follow Sharon