It’s Here: Bacteria Resistant to ALL Antibiotics Shows Up In U.S.

The first case of an infection caused by bacteria that is resistant to ALL antibiotics has been found in Pennsylvania, and more cases may be out there.


Watch Out: Thousands of Pools Close Due to Health Violations

Swimming is great exercise, but public pools can be filthy. Read about a new report on how many public venues gets shut down, and how to protect yourself.


Controversy Brews as FitBit Deemed Inaccurate by Study

Recently, a group of consumers has filed a class action suit against Fitbit, stating that the wristband inaccurately measures heart rate.


Twitter Users Raise Depression Awareness with #MyDepressionLooksLike Hashtag

Users are sharing emotionally-raw stories about their own struggles with depression using the hashtag #MyDepressionLooksLike on Twitter.


Study Finds 43% Of Sunscreens Tested Don’t Live up to SPF Claims

Consumer Reports has a warning for us – nearly half of sunscreen products in the U.S. fail to live up to the SPF claim on their bottles.


84-Page Report Outlines 9 Ways to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Economist Jim O’Neill has finally released a report which lays out a plan for tackling the dire problem of antimicrobial resistance.


Coming in July 2018: These Changes on Food Nutrition Labels

American citizens scored a big win on Friday when the FDA announced that food companies must overhaul nutrition labels by July 2018.


Farmers Sue Monsanto over Allegations of Cancer

Four Nebraska farmers are now suing the agricultural giant Monsanto because they believe the herbicide Roundup has caused them to develop cancer.


House Passes Bill Overhauling Chemical Safety Standards

It will take some time, but if a new bill is signed into law, 64,000 chemicals that were previously unregulated will be reviewed by the EPA.


Doctors in Australia Ordered to Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants

Antidepressants don’t work in 40% of Australians who take the drugs, and doctors are being told to hand out fewer prescriptions.


Study: This Activity may Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer!

A new study of more than 1 million people shows that physical exercise cuts your risk of 13 types of cancer. Time to get moving!


Survey: U.S. Prison Inmates go Outside more than 33% of Kids in the UK

The UN requires that inmates in maximum security prisons get 1 hour of outdoor time, but some parents say they can’t even force their kids to play outside.


Not Everyone is Happy With the CDC’s Recently Updated Opioid Guidelines

CDC’s new guidelines for prescribing opioids are intended to prevent addiction and deaths from overdose, but not everyone is pleased.


Antibiotic Made from Component of Breast Milk Kills Bacteria at Warp Speed

Scientists recently developed an antibiotic from a fragment of a protein found in human breast milk, and they believe it could be the solution to drug-resistant superbugs.


Is a Soda Tax the Solution to Reducing Sugar-Consumption Worldwide?

Health experts in Australia say that the country should follow the UK in introducing a tax on sugary soft drinks. Is a soda tax the solution to reducing sugar consumption?


279 Pregnant Women in the USA with Zika CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the way it reports pregnancies in carriers of Zika, with 279 pregnant women now being positive carriers for Zika.


Study: Rosemary Oil Could Help Improve Your Memory

A new study finds that rosemary oil and peppermint tea help seniors improve their memory, and chamomile tea fosters calm and contentment.