Powerful Omega-3s in Fish Shown to Protect the Brain

Omega-3 fatty acids seem to cancel out mercury and PCBs in seafood, making it safer than previously thought for pregnant women.


Soda Off the Menu for Kids at Applebee’s, IHOP, and Others

Parents have it a little easier when dining out these days: Applebee’s has decided to remove soda from the children’s menu, with IHOP following suit.


Study Reveals How Food Labels Make Us Buy Certain Products

Some researchers say that they have discovered a way to get people to eat healthier – just do not use the word “healthy” on food packages.


Will the DEA Choose to Reschedule Marijuana this Summer?

The DEA could reschedule marijuana this summer, in spite of agency head Chuck Rosenberg, who said in November that weed is “bad and dangerous.”


As Demand Skyrockets, Thousands of US Farms Are Going Organic

Major retailers Cost-Co, General Mills, Ardent Mills scramble for organic farmland to keep up with burgeoning demand for organics.


Medical Marijuana Could Be Legal in Pennsylvania by Week’s End

Medical marijuana activists are hopeful that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill will pass the House, but are still fearful lawmakers could still kill it.


EWG Releases 2016 “Dirty Dozen” List of Pesticide-Laden Produce

The Environmental Working Group just published the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and veggies with the highest levels of pesticide residues.


Study: Monsanto’s PCBs Causing ‘Severe Impact’ on Whales and Dolphins

A recently-released study says that PCB contamination of dolphin and whale habitats have caused entire populations to vanish. Extinction may be coming.


Future Blood Test Could Detect 5 of the Deadliest Cancers

Finding a universal blood test to detect the 5 deadliest cancers is in the works using gene expression.


Is Your Deodorant Giving You Painful Pit Rashes?

Proctor & Gamble has largely ignored hundreds of complaints about its Old Spice deodorants since 2014. Now it’s facing a potential class action suit.


Pest-Control Giant to Phase out Use of Bee-Killing Chemicals by 2021

Pest-control company Ortho plans to phase out the use of neonicotinoid-pesticides by 2021 in order to protect the world’s pollinators.


American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

The American Nurses Association weighed in on products with the ‘natural’ label, telling the FDA that products containing genetically modified ingredients should not be labeled ‘natural.’


Japan to Release Radioactive Water from Fukushima into the Sea

TEPCO, the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, is waiting for government clearance to dump irradiated water into the ocean.


Marijuana Taxes Fund Scholarships for 1st Time in Colorado

High school seniors in one Colorado county may be eligible for the nation’s first scholarships funded by marijuana sales taxes.


EU Parliament Members Test Urine for Glyphosate Ahead of Vote on the Herbicide Chemical

European Parliament members symbolically gave urine samples this week to test for glyphosate ahead of a vote on whether to re-license the RoundUp chemical.


Companies ‘Willfully Violating’ Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Will Have to Pay

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says food manufacturers who “willfully violate” the state’s GMO labeling law, set to go into effect July 1, will be hit in the wallet.


New Scientific Discovery Could Make it Easier to Diagnose, Treat Autism

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link that could make it easier to diagnose and treat autism.