The Shocking Reason Many Teenage Girls are Prescribed Antidepressants

A huge new study shows an association between hormonal birth control and clinical depression in women, but critics argue the link is weak.


Study: Mobile Devices are Causing, Stress, Anxiety at Home

Research shows how parents are paying too much time to mobile devices and not enough time to their kids, causing stress and anxiety in countless homes.


This Substance Actually Dulls Parenting Instincts, Study Says

A sad and disturbing study shows that opioids appear to dull people’s natural parenting instincts, putting children at risk.


Obesity and Liver Cancer Link Now Supported by New WHO Study

A new study shows that obesity, excess weight circumference, and Type 2 diabetes increase the risk of liver cancer, both individually and together.


U.K. Government Orders Restaurants to Cut Size of Desserts

U.K. health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered restaurants, pubs, and cafes to cut the sugar content in their products and reduce dessert sizes.


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.


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.


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.


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.


CDC Issues 2 Major Zika Advisories for Men and Women

On September 30, the CDC issued fresh warnings for men and women regarding transmission of the Zika virus. Here is the scoop.


Automated Insulin System Approved for People with Type 1 Diabetes

The world’s first “artificial pancreas” has been approved by the FDA for people with Type 1 diabetes. Will life now be easier for diabetics?


Toxic Air Affects 90% of World’s Population, According to WHO

Air pollution is responsible for 11% of deaths worldwide. Air pollution is much worse in poorer countries than in developed, wealthier ones.


New Research Suggests Acne Might Be “Good for Your Skin”

New research shows that those who have acne generally age more slowly than those who do not. This could be good news for acne sufferers!