“Diet” Artificial Sweeteners may Actually Expand Your Waistline

A recent meta-analysis shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, and increase the risks of serious health problems.


Study: One of the Keys to a Happy Life is Being a Generous Person

A recent study suggests that being generous not only makes you feel good, it changes the region of the brain associated with happiness and altruism.


Survey: Americans Simply Don’t Know What Constitutes a “Healthy” Food

A recent survey shows that many Americans don’t know what “healthy” food is, because they don’t have enough facts or they’re given conflicting information.


A Poor Diet During Childhood may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

In a new study, researchers found that teen girls who consumed an “inflammatory diet” were considerably more likely to have breast cancer as adults.


1.7 Million Children Die from Environmental Pollution Each Year

A World Health Organization report states that 1.7 million children under age 5 die each year due to environmental pollution, much of which is preventable.


Senate Appropriations Committee OKs Medical Marijuana for Vets

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would allow VA doctors to recommend and prescribe medical marijuana for veterans.


Nuclear Waste From Fukushima to be Dumped into the Sea

TEPCO, the company tasked with cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear disaster site, plans to dump 770,000 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.


Study: Moderate Drinking Linked with Fewer Heart Problems

A recent study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption – up to 1 drink a day for women and up to 2 for men – may protect against some heart conditions.


Officials Investigate Toxins in Water Under Tennessee Power Plant

Levels of arsenic and lead 300 times the legal limit have been found in groundwater near the coal-powered Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee.


Panel: The FDA Desperately Needs to Review its Approach to Opioids

A panel of experts has released a comprehensive report detailing the ways in which the FDA should consider going about tackling the nation’s opioid crisis.


Brain-Eating Amoebae Found in Louisiana Tap Water

A type of amoeba that enters the human body through the nose and destroys the brain has been detected in the water systems of two Louisiana parishes.


A Warning for Parents Who Let their Kids Play on a Trampoline

The parents of a 3-year-old boy injured at an indoor trampoline park was shocked to learn that kids under 6 shouldn’t play on trampolines.


Chemicals Banned in Kids’ Toys Found in Mac and Cheese

Phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals prohibited in toys, have been discovered in mac and cheese samples at concerning levels.


Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

The United States, already one of the most obese countries in the world, is also one of the laziest, according to a recent study.


Sunscreen Ingredient Becomes Toxic in Sunlight and Water

Researchers in Russia have found that a chemical in sunscreens and cosmetics breaks down into toxic compounds when exposed to sun and chlorinated water.


Does Sugar During Pregnancy Spark Allergies in Children?

In a study, researchers found a link between high consumption of free sugars during pregnancy and an increased risk of allergies and asthma in children.


Tesla is Building the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery for Australia

Tesla is developing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage system in the world that will be capable of powering 50,000 homes in South Australia.