DEA to Ban Herbal Supplement Kratom

News broke that the DEA will temporarily ban Kratom, an herbal supplement used for issues like chronic pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Governor of Minnesota Orders Restrictions on Bee-Killing Pesticides

The Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has issued an order to limit the use of bee-killing pesticides, known as neonicotinoids.

Could Antibiotic Use Lead to Type 1 Diabetes?

A new study involving mice suggests that the impact of antibiotics on gut bacteria may make people more susceptible to Type 1 diabetes.

Recall: Entenmann’s Little Bites Snacks

Entenmann’s Little Bites fudge brownies, chocolate chip muffins, and variety packs are being recalled due to containing little pieces of plastic.

The Zika Virus Has Ushered in a Spike of Temporary Paralysis Cases

Countries experiencing Zika are also seeing an increase in the number of people suffering from a form of temporary paralysis called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

1,100 in Indiana Displaced Due to Toxic Levels of Lead in the Soil

A development in East Chicago, Indiana has been confirmed to have toxic lead levels up to 30 times what is considered safe.

Study: Your Dog LOVES You and Prefers Praise over Food

Have you ever wondered if your dog actually loved you, or was just in it for the food? Some research suggests that dogs actually do prefer the praise of their owner over food.

30 Minutes of Vaping Equals 5 Minutes of Cigarette Smoking?

Researchers in England say that 30 minutes of vaping stiffens the aorta as much as 5 minutes of cigarette smoking.

Engineers are Creating a Braille-Based “Kindle” for the Blind

Dubbed the Holy Braille, this new product, using refreshable braille technology, will help blind people participate in digital culture.

Refugees Donate Time and Money to Help Italian Earthquake Victims

Refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are aiding in the aftermath of an earthquake in three small mountain communities that killed nearly 250 people.

Ebola Virus Can Last in Semen For More than a Year and a Half

A new analysis has confirmed that Ebola can stay within the body, particularly within male semen, for a year and a half after recovering from an infection.

Japan to Create Eco-Friendly Medals for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is gearing up to take the stage for the 2020 Olympics. Taking an eco-friendly approach, Japan is hoping to create medals out of old cell phones.

Do You Agree with Soda Taxes? Sugar Consumption Down in Berkeley Due to the Measure

Soda taxes are highly controversial, but the tax implemented in Berkeley, California, 5 months ago, has been successful in reducing sugar consumption.

Untreatable-Gonorrhea Hits Spotlight While WHO Issues New Treatment Guidelines

The WHO released new guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea this week because it has become largely resistant to an entire class of antibiotics.

Viral Facebook Post Sends 500 People to Revive Struggling Fish and Chips Shop

Thanks to a generous Facebook post, a failing Fish and Chips shop run by John McMillan saw an astonishing 500 people show up for the amazing, authentic food.

Singapore Confirms Over 150 Cases of Zika

Singapore is the latest country to experience outbreaks of Zika, with reports showing that 150 people are now confirmed to be carrying the Zika virus.

Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Strawberry Smoothies Rises to 51

Last week, there were 28 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A linked to smoothies from a Virginia branch of the chain Tropical Smoothie cafe.