Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People with Depression Find Drug-Free Relief

Scientists have found virtual reality may help depression sufferers be less critical of themselves and reduce paralyzing symptoms of the disease.


Drug Companies Flooded W.V. with more than 780 Million Pain Pills

Over 5 years, drug distributors flooded West Virginia with nearly 780 million pain pills. Half of those pills came from just 3 companies.


Pharma Companies Spend 19x more on Marketing than Research, and Returns are Dropping

Report shows the pharmaceutical industry is spending much less on research and development investments because they are no longer paying off.


Study: Even “100% Safe Listening” Headphones may Cause Hearing Problems

A products recommendation website recently tested 30 sets of children’s headphones to see which ones have the greatest potential to damage kids’ hearing.


Britain’s Fertility Regulator has Approved 3-Parent GMO Babies

The UK’s fertility regulator says fertility clinics can apply to start using techniques to create embryos from 3 parents.


Researchers can Prevent Outbreaks by ‘Vaccinating Fewer People’

Researchers have figured out how to vaccinate as few people as possible to prevent the spread of disease, though globalization would make it a challenge.


Genes for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Found in Beijing Smog

Researchers have discovered in Beijing’s smog the genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and it’s not clear how much of a health risk they pose.


Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

The state of Washington is suing Monsanto over the company’s production of PCBs, which have contaminated “every waterway in the state.”


Fla. Everglades Dolphins Have the World’s Highest Mercury Levels

Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Everglades have the highest mercury levels ever found in the species. Humans and other animals may also be affected.


The Surgeon General Has a Plan to Fix the Opioid Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a 428-page report that includes shocking statistics and a plan for fixing the nation’s opioid crisis.


Survey Reveals Americans Don’t Trust Scientists on GMOs

A lot of highly educated people don’t trust GMOs or the scientists that work with them, so don’t let anyone tell you that you must be stupid to be anti-GMO.


Reinventing the Wheel: Nestle Reformulates Sugar

Instead of simply cutting the sugar content in its candy products, Nestle has decided to reformulate the substance into “sugar lite.”


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.