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.


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?


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.


Conjoined Twins Undergo Separation Surgery, Healthy Enough to go Home

Last month, a pair of identical twins underwent an incredibly long surgery to separate them. The girls have now been released to the care of a local Ronald McDonald House.


Common Artificial Sweetener Poisonous to Dogs, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a sweetener called Xylitol, which can be found in many sugar free gums, is poisonous to dogs.


Researchers: Diversity in Soil Imperative for Supporting Ecosystems

Soil microbiota diversity (including earthworms) is vital for healthy food and ecosystems. Pesticides damage essential soil microbiota.


Scientists Outline 6 ‘No Duh’ Habits that Will Shorten our Lives

Researchers have released a list of 6 deadly sins they say are most likely to shorten your life. Avoid them and experience a longer, healthier life.


Exposure to Certain Foods in Infancy May Prevent Future Allergies

New guidance recommends exposing at-risk infants to certain allergenic foods to prevent a future allergy. Check out this research.


Child Autism Risk Spikes 59% When Mother Suffers from This Syndrome

A study says that women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome are 59% more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


New Smartphone Game Could Help Doctors Diagnose Dementia

Scientists hope to gather data on hundreds of thousands of people via a new video game for smartphones to help doctors better diagnose dementia.


Munchkin Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Approximately 180,000 Munchkin pacifiers, the style “Latch TM lightweight pacifiers and clips,” have been recalled due to choking hazards.


Edible Silverware Could Cut Down on Plastic Waste and Pollution

Using edible utensils which biodegrade in just days if thrown out may cut down on use of plastics taking many years to degrade in the environment.


Just a Few Servings of These Foods can Cut Men’s ED Risk

Men may reduce their chances of developing erectile dysfunction and other health problems by eating a diet rich in antioxidant flavonoids.


This Country’s Teen Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Higher tobacco prices, new policies, new attitudes decrease smoking rates among teens. Exercise, herbals, acupuncture, yoga can all help smokers to quit.