Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $1 Billion over Faulty Hip Implants

A jury has awarded 6 people a whopping $1 billion over injuries they claim they received after being implanted with a faulty hip replacement device.


Is the Soda Industry Hiding Health Risks of Drinking Soda?

If a study finds no link between sugary drink consumption and health problems, there’s a 100% chance it was funded by the beverage industry.


FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Ecstasy for PTSD Sufferers

The government has approved the 1st major clinical trial of Ecstasy to treat people with PTSD that has not responded to traditional therapy.


Women’s Cancer Deaths Expected to Climb 60% by 2030

The number of cancer deaths in women is expected to increase 60 percent by 2030, particularly in low- and medium-income countries.


Congress Prepares to Vote on Bill That Would Speed up Drug Approval

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the FDA would be able to approve new drugs even faster than they are approved now. However, expediting drug approvals has proven deadly in the past.


Bagged Salad: Convenient, but a Promoter of Salmonella

Researchers say that packaged salads should be refrigerated and used on the day they are purchased to avoid the spread of Salmonella.


Could Turmeric be a Solid Natural Solution for Alzheimer’s?

Studies show that curcumin, the main active component of turmeric, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia. Eating curry is good for you!


If You’re a Heavy Drinker, This Study Might Make You Cut Back

A meta-analysis of numerous studies suggests that drinking alcohol may actually cause seven types of cancer. Maybe we should all cut down a little.


Are Women Without Appendix or Tonsils More Likely to get Pregnant?

Researchers have come to an unlikely conclusion – women who have had their tonsils or appendix removed are more likely to get pregnant.


Tips for a Safe and Exhilarating Fall Hike

Fall is a great time of year to hit the hiking trails. Be well prepared so that you can stay safe while enjoying all the beauty that the season has to offer


Citizens in These 3 US States Took Action on Water Fluoridation Bans

More communities are stopping their drinking water from being fluoridated, and a handful of U.S. towns went to the polls on Nov. 8 to voice their opinions.


First Cases of Drug-Resistant Candida Auris Spreading in US Hospitals

Since 2009, 13 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a drug-resistant fungal infection that acts more like a superbug bacterium than a yeast.


Fast-Food Joints are Trying to Win Over Health-Conscious Eaters

Fast-food chains are spending millions of dollars to make their menu offerings more appealing to healthy buyers, but it’s not working.


Good News: Smoking Rates Have Declined Rapidly in the U.S.

Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.


A New Antibiotic is Nearing Approval, but Major Concerns Linger

A panel is recommended that the FDA approve a new experimental antibiotic, but deep concerns remain over the drug’s potential to cause serious liver injury.


Review: Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinson’s

New information reveals Monsanto and Dow’s weed killer Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War harmed more people than previously thought.


Improve Your Health by Doing This for 30 Minutes

Spending time in nature has been linked to better health in dozens of studies, but new research states the minimum amount of time you should spend outdoors.