DEA’s Ban of Kratom is Sending Many into Fury

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is taking an herbal supplement known as kratom off of the market, upsetting many who use the plant for their health.

Denver may Allow Marijuana Use in Cafes, Concerts, Yoga Studios

In November, residents of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether marijuana consumption should be permitted in some indoor venues.

Why Did the FDA Recently Ban 19 Chemicals Found in Antibacterial Soaps?

The FDA has given companies a year to remove 19 antibacterial chemicals from hand soaps and body washes, including triclosan, a potential hormone disruptor.

Millions of Bees Dead After Officials Spray for Zika-Mosquitoes

When county officials sprayed for mosquitoes in one South Carolina town, they may have ended up killing millions of honeybees in the process.

Report Shows “Staggering” Signs of Ill Mental Health Among 9/11 First Responders

In a recent study, it was found that many 9/11 responders are suffering from dementia or are showing signs that they will develop it as they age.

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.