Slashing Sugar Makes Kids Healthier in Just 10 Days

Obese children’s health and weight improved when extra sugar in their diets was replaced with non-sugary foods. No change was made in calories or junk food.


This Police Department is Being Trained to Better Understand, Handle Autism

The Lynchburg Police Department in Virginia is the 1st in the state to be trained in how to understand and interact with people who have autism.


Diabetes and Prediabetes Rates in California: “A Storm is Coming”

A shocking new report by UCLA researchers shows more than half of adults in California have either Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, far more than previous estimates.


Will There be more Plastic than Fish in the Ocean by 2050?

Use of plastics ending up in the ocean is increasing exponentially, but awareness and solutions are slowly dawning. We must prevent plastic from dominating the waters.


Here is Nutrition’s Surprising Role in Strengthening Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Julie Rucklidge explains how poor nutrition is a significant and modifiable risk factor for the development of mental illness.


FDA Issues Warning for 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings for diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin, linked to increased heart failure risk.


Ancient Medicine: Black Seed Oil’s 21 Powerful Health Benefits

There are more than 20 black seed oil benefits to ignite numerous healing processes for your body. It fights cancer, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, and much more.


Zika Virus is ‘Scarier than the CDC Initially Thought’

The CDC said Monday that the Zika virus is scarier than they first realized, linking brain and spinal cord inflammation and infections to the mosquito-borne disease.


Physician Group Supports Federal Decriminalization, Regulation of Marijuana

A group of doctors and academics are calling on the federal government to decriminalize marijuana use for both medical and recreational uses.


Experimental Therapy Found to Wipe out Liver Cancer Cells

Fish oil components–the fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)–may be useful in reducing liver and breast cancer risks.


Antimicrobial Resistance Could Be a ‘Bigger Threat than Cancer by 2050’

Global health officials are looking for ways to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics as antimicrobial resistance increases.


IKEA Brings Hydroponic Gardening to Your Kitchen

IKEA, well-known for do-it-yourself furniture kits, has now forayed into do-it-yourself hydroponic gardening kits for indoor use.


First Charges Filed Against Officials Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis, and many more people are expected to face charges.


Zika Won’t Stop Athletes from Competing in Olympics

Although the 2016 summer Olympics are due to take place in Rio de Janeiro where the risk of Zika infection is quite high, the United States athletes will not likely cancel their participation.


USDA Won’t Pay 2 Idaho Families over Pesticide Contamination Cases

The USDA has rejected claims filed by 2 Idaho families who claim their cows were poisoned after eating hay contaminated with methyl bromide.


This Grocery Store is Replacing Candy in its Checkout Aisles with Healthy Alternatives

Grocery chain Aldi announced earlier this year that it will be replacing the candy in checkout aisles with more healthful alternatives by the end of 2016.


Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Helping Kids with Epilepsy

In the 3-month study involving 313 children, on average, participants saw a 50 percent decrease in both grand-mal and tonic-clonic seizures.