Jury Slams Johnson & Johnson with $417M Verdict over Talc-Cancer Link

A jury awarded a California woman $417 million in a lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.


National Park Bottled Water “Ban” Reversed By Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has rolled back a policy encouraging the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in U.S. national parks.


Hope for MS Sufferers: Resistance Training May Slow Brain Atrophy

Brain training has been shown in a recent study to slow brain atrophy in MS patients, even increasing brain volume in some individuals.


Fracking Giant Sues Citizen for Speaking out Against Fracking

One of the largest fracking companies in the U.S. is suing an outspoken Pennsylvania man who claims the driller contaminated his ground water.


Loneliness, Isolation Are Bigger Health Threats than Obesity

In meta-analysis of studies on loneliness and social isolation, researchers at Brigham Young University found that both increase the risk of early death.


Is Metformin a Viable Anti-Aging Solution?

There are numerous studies focusing on the drug Metformin for its anti-aging effects, but there may be other safer, more natural options to slow aging.


Americans’ Sugar Intake Same as 7 Years Ago – But Why?

Sugary drink consumption is on the rise among both children and adults after years of falling. Why why are numbers still rising?


Air Pollution May be to Blame for 20% of Dementia Cases

Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution have a much higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Opioid Use Now Tops Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Recent federal data shows that more people in the U.S. use opioid painkillers than tobacco, highlighting the tragic opioid crisis gripping the country.


Could This Popular All-Natural Sweetener Beat Lyme Disease?

Stevia is proving to be an effective treatment for tick-borne Lyme disease, and patients in a clinical trial are seeing encouraging results.


Heartburn Drugs Linked to up to 94% Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

One study shows that people who take popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) have a higher risk of ischemic stroke.


Have You Heard of the Low-Fat “SlimCado?” Avocado Incoming!

SlimCado avocados are advertised as being a healthier, low-fat alternative to Hass avocados, but the fruits aren’t exactly getting rave reviews.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Good News: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Fallen 25% Since 1991

The rate of cancer deaths has declined 25 percent since 1991, according to a report released in January by the American Cancer Society.


Fend off Illness by Fueling Your Own Disease-Fighting Stem Cells

Research shows that we may be able to fend off illness and disease by harnessing the power of our own stem cells using already-accessible nutrients.


Study: Teen Pot Dependency DOWN Despite Looser Marijuana Laws

Despite looser marijuana laws, FEWER kids are dependent on marijuana, or struggling with school or relationships, according to a new study.


Study Reveals Link Between Sugar and Depression (and Mental Disorders)

A link between sugar and depression? A study suggests that men (and women) with high sugar intake may be more prone to depression and other mood disorders.