Eating milk chocolate significantly reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation, a serious heart condition, in people who ate it a few times a week for a study.
The opioid epidemic was sparked by a 1980 letter stating that there was no risk of addiction in patients treated with narcotics in hospitals.
In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.
Through cloning and CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, scientists have made the possibility of transplanting pig organs into humans closer to a reality.
Marijuana may be an effective treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and serious drug addiction, but not psychotic disorders like bipolar disorder.
Nearly everything you buy has a negative impact on endangered species and the environment, unless it is sustainably-sourced.
Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.
A year-end repor shows that heroin overdoses outpace gun homicides for the first time in the U.S. Heroin deaths outpaced deaths from traditional opioids.
Paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug used to treat ovarian, breast, and lung cancer, may actually spread breast cancer cells to the lungs.
Prenatal exposure to a group of chemicals formerly used as flame retardants called PBDEs lowers children’s IQ test scores, a meta-analysis shows.
A recent study found that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of 2 types of lung cancer, but makes no mention of sugar or trans fats.
Triscuits’ entire line of snack crackers has been certified non-GMO and boxes of the project have already started bearing the Non-GMO Project symbol.
Costa Rica wants to become the first country in the world to ban all single-use plastics, with a goal of phasing them out by 2021.
Eggs contaminated with an insecticide were shipped to the UK and the EU from Belgium, and regulators sat on the information for nearly a month.
A recent report shows that the health of honeybee colonies improved in the first quarter of 2017, but bees still face many threats, including pesticides.
A fertility doctor who helped a Jordanian couple conceive a 3-parent baby has been warned by the FDA that he must stop marketing the banned procedure.
Scientists in Switzerland say street lamps and other artificial light reduce the diversity and frequency of visits to plants from nighttime pollinators.