Drug-Resistant Malaria Appears in the U.K.

Researchers in the U.K. recently discovered drug-resistant malaria in 4 patients who had traveled to Africa, where the disease is rampant.


January 30 was “Marijuana Monday” for Residents of Maine

On January 30, Maine joined 7 other states and the District of Columbia, which have all legalized marijuana for recreational use.


Free Soda Refills Banned in France

France has prohibited hotels, restaurants, and school cafeterias from offering free refills of soda and other sugary beverages.


Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Orders Media Blackout

In the few days that Donald Trump has been in the White House, his administration has directed employees at the EPA to freeze its grants and contracts.


Scientists Create Human-Pig Embryo for Transplant Research

Scientists have created embryos that are part-pig, part-human for the purpose of studying how to grow organs for human transplant.


California Judge Tentatively OKs Roundup Cancer Warning Label

A California judge has ruled that the state can require a warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup that states it may cause cancer.


Daughter of Singer Amy Grant Gives her Best Friend a Kidney

The daughter of singer Amy Grant donated one of her kidneys to her best friend January 24. The story is quite inspiring, right?


CDC Axes Long-Awaited Climate Change and Health Summit

Less than 2 weeks before Trump’s inauguration, the CDC canceled a climate change summit that had been in the works for months.


Pharma Industry Ads Seek to Draw Attention away from Drug Costs

Pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are launching a massive ad campaign aimed at changing people’s opinions of the industry.


What You Should Know About the Carcinogenic Nature of Overcooked Foods

As part of a new campaign, the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency is warning that overcooking starchy foods releases a substance known to cause cancer.


Rat Breeders Stricken With Rare Rat Virus

State and federal health officials say 8 people who breed pet rats have been infected with a rare and potentially deadly virus called Seoul virus.


Non-Browning GMO Arctic Apples to Hit Store Shelves Soon

Genetically modified apples engineered to brown more slowly than traditional apples will hit store shelves next month, but they won’t be overtly labeled “GMO.”


Pot Activists Hand out Thousands of Joints for Trump’s Inauguration

A D.C. marijuana activism group handed out thousands of joints at the Jan. 20 inauguration in protest of President Trump’s attorney general pick.


Washington City Sues OxyContin Maker over Opioid Epidemic

The maker of OxyContin is being sued by the town of Everett, Washington, which wants the company to pay for its massive opioid problem.


Trump’s Pick for HHS Secretary has Major Conflicts of Interest

Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has a history of trading stock in companies while pursuing legislation that would help those companies.


Campaign Uses Lemons to Educate Women About Breast Cancer Signs

Most women know that a lump is a sign of breast cancer, but an image of 12 lemons provides a visual reference for what the lesser-known signs look like.


Hemp Industry Challenges DEA “Marijuana Extract” Rule

A Denver law firm is taking the DEA to court to officially request that the agency rescind its definition of CBD oil as a controlled substance.