“Miracle” Golden Rice Could Cause Birth Defects, Warns Indian Scientist

Golden Rice is being tested in Bangladesh, but an Indian scientist (among others) is warning that Golden Rice poses a serious threat to human health.


Hawaii Declares a Homeless State of Emergency

There are so many homeless people in Hawaii that Governor David Ige declared a state of emergency last Friday to address the problem.


Amid Protests, Sendai Nuclear Power Plant Reactor No. 2 Comes on Line

Days after 1,800 people gathered to protest the planned restart of another nuclear reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant, the second reactor came online.


China to Create and Sell Genetically Modified Pet Micro Pigs

A Chinese biotech firm has recently announced plans to launch a genetically modified micro pig which would stay forever small.


34000 Pesticides and 600 Chemicals Later: Our Food Supply is No Better for It

More than 34,000 pesticides derived from about 600 basic ingredients are registered for use in the United States by the EPA. Is our food really improved?


Study: People Drinking More Fizzy Drinks Have a Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest

A major study involving 800,000 Japanese individuals shows that consuming fizzy drinks can “significantly” increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.


Stress During Childhood Found to Increase the Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

A childhood filled with psychological stress may put youngsters at greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease later in life.


2 Recent Developments Bring Fresh Concerns Over GM Crops

The New England Journal of Medicine tackles 2 new serious concerns over genetically modified organisms and the pesticides used to grow them.


Don’t Make These 5 Dangerous Mistakes with Contact Lenses

A report released by the CDC shows that the majority of contact wearers are making at least 1 mistake that could cost them their vision.


Study Finds Stress at Work is Just as Bad for Your Health as Second-Hand Smoke

Being stressed out at work is just as bad as regularly being exposed to second-hand smoke, a new at Harvard Business School and Stanford University finds.


EU Committee Wants to Demolish Existing Law Allowing Member States to Ban GMOs

A draft EU law enabling any member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO food was opposed by Environment Committee MEPs.


Beta Blockers Double Heart Attack Risk for Those Undergoing Major Surgery

If you have any major surgery planned, including those which are unrelated to heart disease, you may want to avoid beta blockers. Here is why.


Brain Scans may Predict Depression Relapse

A simple functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan could help doctors predict which patients might be at risk of relapsing into depression.


Spicy Condiment Fights Deadly Pancreatic Cancer with Accuracy

Multiple active compounds within wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish, have been shown to kill human pancreatic cancer cells with accuracy.


Parasitic Fly Turns Honeybees into Flying “Zombies”

Researchers have announced that zombie bees have been spotted in Western and Eastern states, said to be caused by a parasitic fly.


This is the First Canadian City to Completely End Homelessness

Medicine Hat, Alberta in Canada has come up with what is deemed an incredible solution for homelessness, providing shelter for the homeless FIRST.


Former Employees Speak of Unsanitary Conditions from Deadly Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

Former employees of Blue Bell Ice Cream speak out about the unsanitary conditions that led to a deadly listeria outbreak and massive ice cream recall.