Study: CRISPR Gene-Editing Ignites Tons of Unintentional Genetic Mutations

When researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct blindness in mice, they found that the process caused unintentional mutations to more than 1,000 other genes.


Surprising: Exercise may Actually Improve Eyesight

Research has found that low-intensity exercise helps activate the visual cortex, which may in turn actually help improve your vision.


Scientists Call GMO Antibiotics ‘Better Science’ Solution to Superbugs

Scientists have figured out a way to re-engineer vancomycin, considered an antibiotic of last resort, to fight the spread of drug-resistant superbugs.


How the Gut, Probiotics May Influence Inflammaging

Scientists explain that inflammaging may be caused by intestinal inflammation and dysbiosis. The goods news is that probiotics may be a solution.


Uh Oh: House Passes Bill Nicknamed “Poison Our Waters Act”

The House passed a Republican-backed bill that would roll back pesticide protections for U.S. rivers and lakes, putting aquatic life at risk.


Woman Sues Jelly Bean Company over Misleading Sugar Ingredients

A California woman alleges in a lawsuit that Jelly Belly used fancy phrasing to trick her into thinking its Sports Beans don’t contain sugar.


U.S. Medical Body: Risks of Thyroid Cancer Screenings may Outweigh Benefits

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force the risks of thyroid screening outweigh the benefits in people with no signs or symptoms of the disease.


Drug to Treat Hair Loss Linked to Long-Term Sexual Problems

A new study links the use of two drugs prescribed to treat prostate problems and male pattern baldness to long-term erectile dysfunction.


Letting Your Baby Cry Himself To Sleep Is Safe, Study Finds

A new study shows that babies that are allowed to cry themselves to sleep don’t have higher stress levels or other problems down the road.


Study: Cigarettes are Behind a Shocking 30% of Cancer Deaths

It may be common knowledge that smoking cigarettes leads to a host of diseases, but did you know that 30% of all cancer deaths are smoking-related?


Are Some Cancer Doctors Immorally Pocketing Money from Patients?

More than a handful of doctor have been caught in the act of needlessly giving out or overcharging for cancer drugs to make a quick buck.


Could Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Brains’ Memory Functions?

A protein in umbilical cord blood rejuvenated the hippocampal memory area in brains of older mice in a Stanford University study.


Suppress Coughs by Coating the Throat in…Chocolate?

A new chocolate-based cough syrup was so effective at suppressing coughs that some study participants were better in 48 hours.


Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Gene-Editing Technology may Replace Antibiotics in the Future

Scientists are creating a pill that uses CRISPR gene-editing technology to kill the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which is dodging conventional medicine.


Study Reveals Yet Another Reason to Limit Kids’ Screen Time

Excessive TV watching is linked to obesity, poor physical fitness, and depression in kids. A new study says it may also lead to poor bone health later in life.


How to Pick a Sunscreen That’s Safe for Coral Reefs and Aquatic Life

Chemicals – and even some natural ingredients – in sunscreen can kill coral reefs and sicken other aquatic life. Find out how to find a safe sunscreen.