Here is Nutrition’s Surprising Role in Strengthening Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Julie Rucklidge explains how poor nutrition is a significant and modifiable risk factor for the development of mental illness.


FDA Issues Warning for 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings for diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin, linked to increased heart failure risk.


Ancient Medicine: Black Seed Oil’s 21 Powerful Health Benefits

There are more than 20 black seed oil benefits to ignite numerous healing processes for your body. It fights cancer, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, and much more.


Zika Virus is ‘Scarier than the CDC Initially Thought’

The CDC said Monday that the Zika virus is scarier than they first realized, linking brain and spinal cord inflammation and infections to the mosquito-borne disease.


Experimental Therapy Found to Wipe out Liver Cancer Cells

Fish oil components–the fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)–may be useful in reducing liver and breast cancer risks.


Antimicrobial Resistance Could Be a ‘Bigger Threat than Cancer by 2050’

Global health officials are looking for ways to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics as antimicrobial resistance increases.


This Grocery Store is Replacing Candy in its Checkout Aisles with Healthy Alternatives

Grocery chain Aldi announced earlier this year that it will be replacing the candy in checkout aisles with more healthful alternatives by the end of 2016.


EPA Says Bayer Pesticide Harms Bees when “Used on Certain Crops”

Imidacloprid, a chemical in the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, was shown to be harmful to honeybees on some crops in an EPA safety assessment.


Study Says Acetaminophen ‘Not Clinically Effective’ for Osteoarthritis Pain

A recent study in The Lancet shows Tylenol is nearly useless in treating osteoarthritis pain, but there are many other safer therapies.


A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.


Study Suggests Women are Exposing Themselves to Unsafe Mercury Levels

Study finds women whose consumption of seafood followed federal guidelines had 11 times more mercury in their bodies than those who ate no fish.


People Who Think Positively About Aging Less Likely to Have Alzheimer’s

A recent study suggests one of the best ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is to stop thinking negatively about getting old.


Huge LA School District Switching to Chicken Free of Antibiotics and Hormones

School districts in several large cities are or will serve only antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken to students. LAUSD will be the largest to do so.


WHO Warns of Yellow Fever Outbreak Being a ‘Potential Threat to Entire World’

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola presents a threat to the entire world, and must be taken care of.


Schizophrenia and Autism Linked to Low Levels of B12 in the Brain

Research shows abnormally low levels of Vitamin B12 in people with schizophrenia and autism, suggesting decreased metabolism and a threat to cell survival.


Could This be the Key to Better Heart Health?

Neutralizing certain gut microbes with a substance found in food may lower risk of heart disease in some people.


Powerful Omega-3s in Fish Shown to Protect the Brain

Omega-3 fatty acids seem to cancel out mercury and PCBs in seafood, making it safer than previously thought for pregnant women.