Turmeric for Cancer? Study Says the Spice Shows Promise

Combined with chemotherapy, curcumin (turmeric extract) is effective in fighting cancer; but studies suggest that curcumin works better when used alone.

Man Lives 555 Days Without a Heart

A 25-year-old man lived 555 days without a heart by carrying around a machine to keep his body going in a backpack.

FDA: Here is Why People are Now Abusing Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Imodium

The US Food and Drug Administration has warned that many people are now taking to the anti-diarrhea medication, Imodium, to help curb cravings for opiates.

Another Study Proves This Simple Activity Rejuvenates the Brain

Brain scans and questionnaires give confirmation that walking in nature elevates mood and cognitive functioning, and lessens depression and stress.

Microplastics in the Ocean are Killing Baby Fish, Study Finds

A new study shows microplastics in the ocean make perch smaller, slower, and oblivious to predators, threatening the species’ survival.

Watchdog Report: FDA too Slow in Recalling Contaminated Food

A report outlines how the FDA is slow in pulling products from the shelves, and may lead to a risk of disease and even death in the general population.

Will the Olympics Put the World at Risk for Zika?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the Olympics taking place in Rio this summer due to the Zika outbreak.

Drug Companies to Pay $67 Million for ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’

Two drug companies must pay $67 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed a cancer drug and gave doctors illegal kickbacks.

Med Students Experience Old Age Via Virtual Reality

Medical students get to experience what it is like to be an elderly person with audio and visual issues first hand with a virtual reality program called “We Are Alfred,”

Poll: 57% of Americans Want Drug Ads Gone from TV

After hearing arguments both for and against drug advertising on TV, 57% of poll-takers said they support removing prescription drug ads from TV.

Lowe’s Shows off Two New Hires: Man and His Service Dog

Lowe’s hardware store brought on two new hires this week: a man and his service dog. The two have been employed as greeters, and even wear matching vests.

11+ Reported Health Benefits of Basil Seeds

Sweet basil seeds are emerging as a new superfood that can replace or be used with chia seeds for a potent nutritional punch. Here are 11 reported health benefits of basil seeds.

9 Financial Risks of Doing Business with Monsanto

From sales drops to overall poor public image, here are 9 documented financial risks of doing business with biotech giant Monsanto.

Scientist Create Human-Pig Embyros to Help Provide Organ Transplants

Researchers have created human-pig embryos that they hope will someday result in more transplantable human organs. Ethical?

Zika Fears: Rain from Tropical Storm Colin Could Cause Mosquito “Explosion”

Standing water left behind by Tropical Storm Colin could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. Florida may be at risk.

Flea from Lake Tahoe Area Tests Positive for Plague

Warning signs have been posted in the Lake Tahoe area after a flea carrying plague was found on a yellow chipmunk, the U.S. Forest Service announced June 6.

7 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

If you love working in the garden but find that mosquitoes often ruin it for you, embrace these 8 plants that repel mosquitoes naturally.