Yummy! Weekly Chocolate Snack Protects Against Atrial Fibrillation

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.


This 1980 Letter from Researchers Helped Fuel the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic was sparked by a 1980 letter stating that there was no risk of addiction in patients treated with narcotics in hospitals.


This Is Why You Should Always Find Out Where Your Tuna Was Caught

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.


Scientists Cross Hurdle in Growing Pig Organs for Human Transplant

Through cloning and CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, scientists have made the possibility of transplanting pig organs into humans closer to a reality.


Is Marijuana Good for Mental Health? It Just Might be, Review Says

Marijuana may be an effective treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and serious drug addiction, but not psychotic disorders like bipolar disorder.


Study: Sustainably-Sourced Goods are KEY for Protecting Endangered Species’

Nearly everything you buy has a negative impact on endangered species and the environment, unless it is sustainably-sourced.


Artificial Sweetener Use Among Kids Rose 200% in Less than 15 Years

Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.


A Sad 1st in America: Heroin Overdoses Outpace Gun Homicides

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.


This Chemotherapy Drug May Help Breast Cancer SPREAD

Paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug used to treat ovarian, breast, and lung cancer, may actually spread breast cancer cells to the lungs.


Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants Linked With Lower IQ in Children

Prenatal exposure to a group of chemicals formerly used as flame retardants called PBDEs lowers children’s IQ test scores, a meta-analysis shows.


Study Links Diets High in Saturated Fat to Lung Cancer

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.


WIN! Triscuit Now Carries Non-GMO Project Certification

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 Aims To Ban All Single-Use Plastics By 2021

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.


Investigation Brews over Insecticide-Tainted Eggs Distributed Throughout U.K.

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.


USDA Report: Bee Populations FINALLY Rising After Years of Decline

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.


FDA to Fertility Doctor: Stop Marketing 3-Parent Baby Technique

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.


Nighttime Pollinators are Under Threat from Artificial Light

Scientists in Switzerland say street lamps and other artificial light reduce the diversity and frequency of visits to plants from nighttime pollinators.