How Illegal Drugs and ADHD Medications are Polluting Urban Streams

A new study reveals that streams near Baltimore, Maryland, are heavily polluted with amphetamines, and it could devastate the entire stream ecosystem.


Study: If You’re a Coffee Lover, it Might Be in Your Genes

A new study supports previous research suggesting that the amount of coffee people consume may be written in their DNA.


Nature Valley is Facing Lawsuits over Granola Bar Labeling

Traces of glyphosate have been found in some Nature Valley granola bars, and consumers say the company’s “natural” label is deceptive.


Obama Just Expanded an Already Massive Ocean Reserve in Hawaii

President Obama expanded a national marine monument in Hawaii last week that is home to some of the rarest, most endangered species on the planet.


Amazon is Testing a 30-Hour Work Week for Some Employees

A year after The New York Times posted a scathing article about working conditions at Amazon, the company is unrolling a 30-hour workweek for some employees.


Could a Tropical Weather System Help Spread the Zika Virus?

Severe weather from a tropical storm or hurricane could potentially spread the Zika virus even further in Florida, and standing water is only 1 concern.


Zika Transmitted by Man with No Symptoms

Health officials said on 26 August 2016 that a Maryland man with no symptoms of Zika had transmitted the virus to his sex partner.


Vaping May Be Overriding Efforts to Get Kids to Quit Smoking

After years of decline, nicotine use among teens appears to have plateaued. Researchers say it’s because more kids are using e-cigarettes.


Using Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of ADHD

A new study shows that mothers who use acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase their child’s risk of developing childhood ADHD.


Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Suffer From Constant Ringing in the Ears

A new study states that as many as 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffer from a constant ringing in their ears – known as tinnitus.


Study: This Single Dietary Change Could Easily Improve Your Health

Virginia Tech researchers found that cutting out just one sugary drink per day can give you a noticeable overall health boost.


Weird Virus Makes Plants Super Attractive to Bumblebees

A new study at the University of Cambridge has found that some viruses, when they infect plants, actually help the plants attract more bees for pollination.


If You Have Depression, Do Your Instagram Photos Show it?

Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can spot signs of depression in people’s Instagram accounts, based on their photos’ attributes.


Study: Fidgeting at Your Desk Very Necessary for Increasing Blood Flow

A new study shows that fidgeting and tapping your toes at your desk may actually help decrease the risk of arterial dysfunction.


Omega-3 Fish Oil may Help People Recover from a Heart Attack

A new study suggests that heart attack patients who take high-dose fish oil supplements may suffer less permanent damage to their heart.


These Contact Lenses Mistakes Could Seriously Damage Your Eyes

Contact lenses are generally very safe to use, but if you use them incorrectly, you could pay for it with pain, infection, and loss of vision.


Study Shows Some Viruses are More Potent in the Morning

A new study suggests that viruses are 10 times more likely to be successful at infecting their hosts in the morning, especially if the persons’s circadian rhythm is disrupted.