Many a college student lives off of microwavable meals – but some do it not by choice but because they're worried school food might make them sick.
They may have celiac disease, a digestive ailment caused by gluten, or life-threatening allergies to foods like peanuts — both are on the rise. But even as more people become aware of the issues, schools and institutions may lag behind.
Binge drinking is something many people want to shrug off.
But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's a public health problem that deserves more attention.
You might be tempted to think binge drinking is mainly an issue for men, but that's not the case. So the CDC is putting the spotlight on women's binge drinking, which it says is both dangerous and overlooked.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- School systems throughout Middle Tennessee are wrestling with how to better protect their children in the wake of the murder of 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
Williamson County moved quickly last week, allocating $2,3 million dollars from its reserve fund to put an armed police officer in every school building.
In the European Union, unemployment rates in the region that uses the euro currency are at their highest ever, as a returned recession, falling income levels and persistent debt concerns trouble the region's economy, as its latest statistics show.
After nearly five years of economic crises, the European Union is also seeing more divergence between its member nations, particularly in the north, where economies have resilience, as opposed to the south, where unemployment rates are an average of more than 7 points higher.
Time was that a Swiss bank account was synonymous with confidentiality and keeping assets from prying eyes. No more.
Last week, Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin & Co., pleaded guilty in a New York court to helping Americans hide $1.2 billion from the Internal Revenue Service over a decade-long period. Wegelin's plea, and a $57.8 million fine, forced the bank to shut its doors. It follows a $780 million settlement with UBS in 2009 that forced the Swiss banking giant to identify the names of its U.S. account holders.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS) -- The number of cases of whooping cough in Tennessee this past year nearly tripled. State epidemiologist Dr. Tim Jones says the increase is not unexpected since Pertussis is a cyclical illness.
“It’s an increase, you know, but in 2009 and in 2010 we had more than 200 cases, so it’s a disease that goes up and down. And our numbers are still really low compared to many other states where they’re seeing in the thousands per year.”