Weird: Toyota to Sell “Companion Robot” Next Year for the Lonely

Set to sell a Kirobo Mini robot in Japan, Toyota says that Kirobo is a companion that “you will come to love and be kind towards…just as it does to you.”

The DEA Will Slash Opioid Production 25% in 2017

The DEA has ordered drug companies to produce fewer opioids in 2017, due to the opioid addiction crisis and a decreasing demand for the drugs.

Read What Happened When Healthy People Were Given Antidepressants

A new study of healthy people taking antidepressants shows that the drugs often significantly increase suicidal feelings in users.

Thousands of U.S. Deaths from Superbugs go Unreported

Poor training, impatience, and fear of malpractice suits keeps many doctors from reporting superbug deaths to the CDC. Yes, this is a problem.

Could Air Pollution Be Causing More Traffic Accidents?

Researchers in the U.K. say that air pollution likely causes car accidents by impairing driver fitness and causing physical distractions.

Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.

DEA Decides NOT to Ban Kratom … For Now

On October 12, the DEA announced it would not ban kratom, an herb used as a natural medicine. Public comment on the ban will be open until December 1.

Study: The Glycemic Index is Unreliable

Millions of people with diabetes look to the glycemic index to help them pick healthy food choices, but a new study suggests the index may be unreliable.

Reporter Says “F**k It” and Promotes Marijuana Legalization, Faces 54 Years in Prison

Remember the TV reporter who said “f**k it” and quit her job on the air to run a cannabis club? She’s facing 54 years in prison.

CDC Warning: Thousands of Heart Patients at Risk from Contaminated Surgical Devices

More than half a million people might have been exposed to dangerous bacteria from contaminated devices used in open heart surgery.

PepsiCo Sued for Allegedly Misleading Buyers of Naked Juice

PepsiCo is being sued on behalf of 3 people who allege the company’s Naked brand juices and smoothies aren’t as healthy their labels state.

Environmentalist Wears Trash to Open the Public’s Eyes

An environmentalist is walking around New York City with his trash strapped to his body to show Americans how much waste they generate

Scientists Say Humans May Have Reached Their Lifespan Limit

A new study suggests that humans can only live so long, and our species has just about reached its biological limit. Could it be true?

Antitobacco Groups Sue FDA over Cigarette Warning Delays

Antitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the FDA, which had vowed to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs by June 2011.

Here’s Why Labels are Going on Marijuana Edibles in Colorado

Both marijuana edibles and their packaging must now be labeled with “THC” in Colorado to make them look distinctive. Here is why.

Did a Utah Hospital Charge a Couple $40 to Hold Their Newborn?

A photo of a hospital bill appearing to charge $40 for skin-to-skin contact between a couple and their newborn son has gone viral.

First Time Ever: U.S. Adds Bees to Endangered Species List

In a first for the U.S., 7 species of bees native to Hawaii have been granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.