Superbugs may be More Widespread than Previously Thought

Drug-resistant superbugs are more prevalent than previously thought, researchers say, and it’s easy for them to hide because many people are asymptomatic.


Study: Don’t go Gluten-Free if You Don’t Have Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, and in people who don’t have celiac disease, it actually increases the risk.


Odd New Marijuana-Related Illness Sending People to the ER

In states where marijuana has been legalized, more people are being diagnosed with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome – which causes nausea and vomiting.


Study Finds Pharma Reps Influence Doctor Prescription Decisions

A new study suggests that in teaching hospitals that restrict drug reps, doctors prescribe more generic drugs than branded drugs.


Fears of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus Increasing, Experts Warn

The tick-borne Powassan virus may be rare, but studies and cases of human infection suggest that the virus may becoming more common.


The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance is Getting Much Worse

Scientists have detected a disturbing form of antibiotic-resistance on U.S. farms, but it’s not the type they anticipated, and they don’t know how it wound up there.


Replace Junk Food Snacks with This FATTY Snack to Lose Weight?

Snacking on 1/4 cup of peanuts 3 or 4 times a week may help adults lose weight and prevent obesity in children and adolescents.


Could Pollinator Drones Soon Replace Bees?

Scientists in Japan have created tiny drones that pollinate plants; and if bees disappear, the insect-size drones are intended to replace them.


Resveratrol may Benefit Your Arteries, Especially if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in foods like grapes and blueberries, was shown in a new study to reduce aortic stiffening in people with diabetes.


Scientists Modify Antibiotics to “Rip Apart” Superbugs in Minutes

By “supercharging” certain antibiotics, scientists have found that drug-resistant bacteria can be overpowered and killed. A solution to antibiotic-resistance?


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.