First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

In a scientific first, Chinese scientists have injected a human with genes edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 method in order to fight aggressive lung cancer.


FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Ecstasy for PTSD Sufferers

The government has approved the 1st major clinical trial of Ecstasy to treat people with PTSD that has not responded to traditional therapy.


Women’s Cancer Deaths Expected to Climb 60% by 2030

The number of cancer deaths in women is expected to increase 60 percent by 2030, particularly in low- and medium-income countries.


Congress Prepares to Vote on Bill That Would Speed up Drug Approval

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the FDA would be able to approve new drugs even faster than they are approved now. However, expediting drug approvals has proven deadly in the past.


Major Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions was Named New U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump has named Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions – an extreme opponent of marijuana legalization – as the next U.S. attorney general.


Incoming Trump Administration is Shaping up to be Very Pro-GMO

Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general could help finalize the Bayer-Monsanto merger. The President-elect himself holds several thousand dollars worth of Monsanto stock.


Bizarre “Thunderstorm Asthma” Outbreak Kills 2 in Australia

Heavy rain combined with high levels of grass pollen resulted in a huge “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, that killed 2 young women.


Colorado Officials Blocked Denver from Allowing Marijuana in Bars, Restaurants

Denver voters approved an initiative that would allow pot consumption at bars and restaurants, but a new state law makes it illegal to use pot at businesses with liquor licenses.


GMO Mosquito Trial Approved in the Florida Keys

After communities in the Florida Keys disagreed over trials of GMO mosquitoes in the area, the mosquito control board has voted to go forward with the test.


Oil from BP Spill Has Been Found in Terrestrial Birds

Over six years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, carbon from the oil has been found in the feathers and digestive tracts of terrestrial birds.


Bagged Salad: Convenient, but a Promoter of Salmonella

Researchers say that packaged salads should be refrigerated and used on the day they are purchased to avoid the spread of Salmonella.


Could Turmeric be a Solid Natural Solution for Alzheimer’s?

Studies show that curcumin, the main active component of turmeric, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia. Eating curry is good for you!


If You’re a Heavy Drinker, This Study Might Make You Cut Back

A meta-analysis of numerous studies suggests that drinking alcohol may actually cause seven types of cancer. Maybe we should all cut down a little.


Are Women Without Appendix or Tonsils More Likely to get Pregnant?

Researchers have come to an unlikely conclusion – women who have had their tonsils or appendix removed are more likely to get pregnant.


EPA Approves Dangerous Monsanto-Made Weedkiller

The EPA approved a new glyphosate-dicamba herbicide with restrictions intended to prevent the chemicals from drifting to other crops and damaging them.


U.S. States Join Gov. Probe of Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont Mergers

Several states will join the pending federal antitrust investigations into the Dow-DuPont and Bayer-Monsanto mergers.


Tips for a Safe and Exhilarating Fall Hike

Fall is a great time of year to hit the hiking trails. Be well prepared so that you can stay safe while enjoying all the beauty that the season has to offer