Having a Sickle Cell Trait May NOT Increase Risk of Premature Death

It has been thought that having a sickle cell trait may increase one’s risk of premature death. However, new studies suggest that this may not be the case.


Average Weight of American Men up 15 Pounds Since 1994

Americans are heavier than ever. But just how heavy? Evidently, the average American man has packed on 15lbs over the course of the last 20 years.


Florida is Having Trouble Controlling Zika Virus

Florida is having a difficult time controlling the Zika virus, as the state has trouble controlling mosquitoes in general.


Study: Senior Citizens Don’t Often Use the Internet for Health Matters

A new report says that although older people are mostly likely to need medical care, they are least likely to turn to the Internet for information.


30 Minutes of Reading a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

In a new study, people who read a book for about 30 minutes a day were found to live approximately 2 years longer than those who didn’t read at all.


Students Give Bottled Water to Senior Citizens in Flint, Michigan

In the midst of the Flint water crisis, a group of students called the “Dream Kings” sought to ensure that senior citizens of Flint were taken care of, giving them 300 cases of clean water.


Is There an Outbreak of “Super Lice” in Your State?

42 U.S. states are dealing with a major outbreak of “super lice” just as kids are starting to go back to school after summer break.


Homeless Mother Surprised with Tickets to See Daughters Compete in the Junior Olympics

A homeless mother with 3 daughters heading to the junior Olympics was surprised with a ticket she couldn’t afford so she could see her daughters compete.


Study: Eating more Plant Protein Offsets ‘Dangers of Eating Meat’

A new study suggests that those who consume animal proteins are at a higher risk for death than those who do not.


5 No-Brainer Tips on How to Cool Yourself Down

With temperatures rising, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself from heat related issues. Here are 5 no-brainer tips on how to cool yourself down.


Boy With Rare Disease Becomes Honorary Marine

Eight-year-old Wyatt Gillette became an honorary marine on July 30 before passing away the next day from Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Type 1.


Could Cockroach Milk be the Next Superfood?

Cockroach milk may be the next superfood, and 1 researcher predicts it may find its way into protein drinks via yeast – bioengineered yeast.


Monsanto’s Creation of Herbicide-Resistant Superweeds Grows in Several States

Soybean fields in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee are plagued by “superweeds” that have become resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate.


Man Turns Bar into Youth Center for his Neighborhood

Kevin Upshur of Philadelphia inherited his mother’s neighborhood bar, turning it into a learning center for kids in order to give back to his community.


Studies Suggest Flossing may not be as Beneficial as Claimed

A new investigation by the Associated Press (AP) is suggesting that flossing might not actually work as well as we have been led to believe.


Colorado Kids Are Getting Hold of Parents’ Legal Pot

A small but increasing number of young children are being exposed to marijuana edibles in Colorado, and winding up in the hospital.


FDA Enhances Warnings on Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The FDA is adding a stronger boxed warning on a dangerous class of antibiotics know for causing serious, and sometimes permanent, side effects.