Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.

Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

A campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation’s most populous state.

Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

Surgeons on the transplant team said at a news conference that there are no signs of rejection or infection and that they are cautiously optimistic Thomas Manning will regain the function he lost in 2012 when cancer led to an amputation of his penis.