Citizens in These 3 US States Took Action on Water Fluoridation Bans

More communities are stopping their drinking water from being fluoridated, and a handful of U.S. towns went to the polls on Nov. 8 to voice their opinions.


First Cases of Drug-Resistant Candida Auris Spreading in US Hospitals

Since 2009, 13 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a drug-resistant fungal infection that acts more like a superbug bacterium than a yeast.


Fast-Food Joints are Trying to Win Over Health-Conscious Eaters

Fast-food chains are spending millions of dollars to make their menu offerings more appealing to healthy buyers, but it’s not working.


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Voters in Sonoma County have likely banned GMOs; official results are due in December 2016. Five other California counties have already banned GE crops


November 8: The Biggest Day for Marijuana Legalization Since 2012

On election day 2016, 4 states legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 4 others passed referenda on cannabis for medical purposes.


Good News: Smoking Rates Have Declined Rapidly in the U.S.

Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.


A New Antibiotic is Nearing Approval, but Major Concerns Linger

A panel is recommended that the FDA approve a new experimental antibiotic, but deep concerns remain over the drug’s potential to cause serious liver injury.


Review: Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinson’s

New information reveals Monsanto and Dow’s weed killer Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War harmed more people than previously thought.


Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

An Idaho mom who gave her young daughter marijuana-infused butter to soothe her seizures lost custody of her 2 kids and faces a misdemenanor charge.


Deceptive Pesticide Ads Land Bayer in Hot Water

Bayer CropScience must pay a fine to the state of Massachusetts and stop making deceptive claims about some of its neonicotinoid pesticides.


Improve Your Health by Doing This for 30 Minutes

Spending time in nature has been linked to better health in dozens of studies, but new research states the minimum amount of time you should spend outdoors.


Australian Man Morphs Potatoes into Cheese. Yummy?

Would you eat cheese made from liquefied potatoes? An Australian engineer claims he has done just that, and is looking for investors.


U.N. Expert Calls Junk Food a Human Rights Concern

A U.N. expert says that junk food is a human rights issue, and that poor people often have to choose between affordable food and nutritious food.


Scientists Develop a Milk Chocolate as Healthy as Dark Chocolate

Thanks to a scientists at the University of North Carolina, you might someday be able to buy milk chocolate that is as healthy as dark chocolate.


Nestle Seeks More Groundwater to Expand Michigan Plant

Nestle has been granted preliminary approval to increase pumping from 150 to 400 gallons-per-minute at 1 of its Michigan plants.


Legal Marijuana Created 18,000 New Jobs in Colorado Last Year

In Colorado, legal marijuana brought over 18,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion in retail sales to the state in 2015.


UNICEF: 300 Million Kids are Breathing Toxic Air

A new UNICEF report shows that some 300 million children are breathing toxic air pollution, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.