Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Has Made its Way to Hawaii

Gonorrhea that is becoming resistant to the last line of defense has made its way into Hawaii, which may usher in a new age of untreatable STDs.

The FDA is Offering a Cash Prize for an App to Fight Opioid Overdoses

The FDA will host a contest that will allow programmers to submit a smartphone app designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths.

Connecticut Farmers Market Meat Recalled After 7 Sickened

Seven people across 4 states have become ill from meat packaged at Adams’ slaughterhouse in Massachusetts, 2 required hospitalization.

Brain Cancer Now Deadlier than Leukemia for Children, Report Shows

The rise in fatalities of childhood brain cancer represents the advancement in childhood leukemia treatments in the past 15 years.

Swedish Scientist Edits Genes of Healthy Embryos for First Time

A Swedish researcher is the first-ever scientist to attempt to edit genes of healthy human embryos in an effort to treat infertility and eradicate diseases

How Healthy is Your Country? The US Needs Some Improvement

A new study published by Lancet examines how healthy countries are against UN standards, and none are doing exceptionally well.

Progress: U.S. Attorney General Admits Pot is NOT a Gateway Drug

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted in a speech at a Kentucky high school that marijuana is NOT a gateway to harder drugs.

200 Millions Americans Threatened by Toxic Levels of Carcinogenic Chemical in Tap Water

Over 218 Americans have high levels of the carcinogenic chemical chromium-6 in their drinking water, which can lead to cancer and other health problem.

New Study Definitively Links Texas Earthquakes to Fracking and Drilling

A study has definitively linked earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma to fracking and drilling, which could cause man made disasters in the future.

6-Year-Old British Girl with Cancer in Remission After Experimental Treatment

Six-year-old Erin Cross’ parents raised $180,000 to send her to the US for experimental leukemia treatment. She is now in remission.

World Leaders Meet to Finally Address Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

The UN General Assembly formally approved a declaration aimed at helping world leaders tackle the humanity-threatening problem of antibiotic resistance.

Kratom to Be Banned in 1 Week – Many Find the Decision in Haste and Error

Kratom will be banned as a Schedule I substance this next week, though many are opposed. How can it be proven that it has medicinal benefits?

Could Giving Babies Eggs and Nuts Help Them Combat Allergies Later in Life?

New research shows that giving babies high risk allergy foods and a young age may help curb allergic reactions later in life.

Citrus Fruits, Antioxidants Help Stop Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil have found that eating a diet high in citrus can help to lower the risks of diseases related to obesity.

New Inhaler Developed to Protect Lungs Against Air Pollution

In the wake of toxic levels of pollution, scientists have developed over the counter inhalers to help protect lungs from the worst of it.

Doctors in Canada Get the Green Light to Prescribe Heroin

Doctors are now able to prescribe medical-grade heroin to severely addicted patients who haven’t been able to get clean via other methods.