Johnson & Johnson Loses Another Talcum Powder-Cancer Lawsuit Trial

Johnson & Johnson must pay $110 million to a woman who claims her decades-long use of talc-based products caused her ovarian cancer.


Could Staring at a Screen Ignite Speech Delays in Toddlers?

A study of nearly 900 children found that babies and toddlers allowed too much screen time have a higher risk of having speech delays.


GMO “Super Wheat” to be Grown in the UK Despite Fears

Researchers in the U.K. have been given the go-ahead to start testing a new type of genetically modified “super wheat” despite objections by ca. 30 groups.


Italian Designers Bank on Future Cemeteries Filled with Trees, not Coffins

A project under development in Italy allows people to be buried in biodegradable “pods” that serve as nourishment for a tree planted on top.


Soda is No Longer America’s Favorite Beverage

Soda no longer tops the list of Americans’ favorite beverages; it has been replaced by bottled water.


Major Changes Are Coming to Sell-by Food Labels

Sweeping changes are coming to sell-by food labels to make them more uniform and easier for Americans to understand. Tell us what you think.


Pollution Linked with Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Precursor

Recent research suggests that women who live in highly polluted urban areas may be more likely to have dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer.


100% Fruit Juice: A Healthy Drink for Kids, or Liquid Candy?

Everyone loves a cold, refreshing glass of fruit juice. But does it cause weight gain in children? Here is what one study has to say.


UN Urges Action as Microplastics in the Ocean Outnumber the Stars

The United Nations is urging countries to tax or ban single-use plastics that break down into microplastics that clog the oceans and harm marine life.


GPS Devices “Shut Off” Important Parts of the Brain

A brain scan study shows that using GPS devices apparently “shuts off” the planning and navigational activity of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.


Parents: MiraLAX Causes “Neuropsychiatric Problems” in Children

After 1000s of parents said that MiraLAX laxative caused their children “neuropsychiatric issues,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied the matter.


Pesticides Known to Kill Bees Found in U.S. Drinking Water

A team of chemists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Iowa have found neonicotinoids (bee-killing pesticides) in U.S. tap water.


Going Green: Anheuser-Busch to Use Only Renewable Energy Sources by 2025

Anheuser-Busch, the world’s largest beer maker, says it will go green by switching to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2025.


Diabetes is on the Rise Among Tweens and Teens

More teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that takes years to develop; and researchers aren’t positive as to why.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.


Trans Fat Ban Reduced Heart Attacks, Strokes, Deaths in NY State

The number of heart attacks and strokes decreased in New York State after several cities and counties banned trans fats, according to a new study.


New Poll Reflects America’s Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

A new national survey shows that the majority of Americans view tobacco and alcohol use as a bigger threat than marijuana use.