Superbugs may be More Widespread than Previously Thought

Drug-resistant superbugs are more prevalent than previously thought, researchers say, and it’s easy for them to hide because many people are asymptomatic.


Study: Don’t go Gluten-Free if You Don’t Have Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, and in people who don’t have celiac disease, it actually increases the risk.


Odd New Marijuana-Related Illness Sending People to the ER

In states where marijuana has been legalized, more people are being diagnosed with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome – which causes nausea and vomiting.


Fears of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus Increasing, Experts Warn

The tick-borne Powassan virus may be rare, but studies and cases of human infection suggest that the virus may becoming more common.


The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance is Getting Much Worse

Scientists have detected a disturbing form of antibiotic-resistance on U.S. farms, but it’s not the type they anticipated, and they don’t know how it wound up there.


Replace Junk Food Snacks with This FATTY Snack to Lose Weight?

Snacking on 1/4 cup of peanuts 3 or 4 times a week may help adults lose weight and prevent obesity in children and adolescents.


Resveratrol may Benefit Your Arteries, Especially if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in foods like grapes and blueberries, was shown in a new study to reduce aortic stiffening in people with diabetes.


Scientists Modify Antibiotics to “Rip Apart” Superbugs in Minutes

By “supercharging” certain antibiotics, scientists have found that drug-resistant bacteria can be overpowered and killed. A solution to antibiotic-resistance?


Could Staring at a Screen Ignite Speech Delays in Toddlers?

A study of nearly 900 children found that babies and toddlers allowed too much screen time have a higher risk of having speech delays.


Soda is No Longer America’s Favorite Beverage

Soda no longer tops the list of Americans’ favorite beverages; it has been replaced by bottled water.


Pollution Linked with Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Precursor

Recent research suggests that women who live in highly polluted urban areas may be more likely to have dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer.


100% Fruit Juice: A Healthy Drink for Kids, or Liquid Candy?

Everyone loves a cold, refreshing glass of fruit juice. But does it cause weight gain in children? Here is what one study has to say.


GPS Devices “Shut Off” Important Parts of the Brain

A brain scan study shows that using GPS devices apparently “shuts off” the planning and navigational activity of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.


Parents: MiraLAX Causes “Neuropsychiatric Problems” in Children

After 1000s of parents said that MiraLAX laxative caused their children “neuropsychiatric issues,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied the matter.


Pesticides Known to Kill Bees Found in U.S. Drinking Water

A team of chemists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Iowa have found neonicotinoids (bee-killing pesticides) in U.S. tap water.


Diabetes is on the Rise Among Tweens and Teens

More teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that takes years to develop; and researchers aren’t positive as to why.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.