Brain-Eating Amoebae Found in Louisiana Tap Water

A type of amoeba that enters the human body through the nose and destroys the brain has been detected in the water systems of two Louisiana parishes.


A Warning for Parents Who Let their Kids Play on a Trampoline

The parents of a 3-year-old boy injured at an indoor trampoline park was shocked to learn that kids under 6 shouldn’t play on trampolines.


Chemicals Banned in Kids’ Toys Found in Mac and Cheese

Phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals prohibited in toys, have been discovered in mac and cheese samples at concerning levels.


Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

The United States, already one of the most obese countries in the world, is also one of the laziest, according to a recent study.


Sunscreen Ingredient Becomes Toxic in Sunlight and Water

Researchers in Russia have found that a chemical in sunscreens and cosmetics breaks down into toxic compounds when exposed to sun and chlorinated water.


Does Sugar During Pregnancy Spark Allergies in Children?

In a study, researchers found a link between high consumption of free sugars during pregnancy and an increased risk of allergies and asthma in children.


WHO Report: Nearly Untreatable Gonorrhea is Spreading Globally

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is spreading, partially due to unsafe sex practices. Some infections are resistant to all available treatments.


More Kids Are Getting Head Lice … Because of Smartphones?

Head lice are apparently being transferred by head-to-head contact when youngsters gather around smartphones or tablets to view pictures.


Think You’ve Seen Everything? How About Snortable Chocolate?

For a burning sensation in your nostrils, potential heart problems, and a chocolaty gum stuck in your nose, you can snort chocolate for an energy rush.


Heartburn Drugs Linked to Early Death – How to Safely Find Relief

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of heartburn drugs, have been linked to an increased risk of early death by a recent study.


Study Ties Regular Pot Use to Higher Risk of Psychosis in Teens

According to a study, teens who go from smoking marijuana occasionally to using it every week or every day, significantly increase their risk of psychosis.


1/5 of U.K. Male River Fish Turning Feminine Due to Drugs in Water

Researchers in Britain have found that 1/5 of male freshwater fish in the U.K. have become intersex due to oral contraceptives and other drugs in the water.


Whether Artificial or Not, Nitrites in Food are Harming You

Hot dogs made with nitrites derived from celery juice or celery powder aren’t any safer than those made with artificial sodium nitrite.


Too Many Americans are Obese, and it’s Rubbing off on Their Pets

Researchers at Banfield Animal Hospital write in a report that obesity among pets has skyrocketed over the past 10 years, thanks to their owners.


Plastic Bottles Could Lead to a Real Environmental Crisis, Scientists Warn

Scientists are concerned that the continued misuse of plastic bottles could soon lead to a real environmental crisis.


This Dangerous Parasite is Spreading in Florida, Possibly Other States

A parasite that can cause deadly meningitis is spreading through Florida and may be located in other southeastern U.S. states.


Study: Having This Device Nearby can Give You Serious “Brain Drain”

A recent study shows that just having your smartphone within your view disrupts your ability to concentrate and reduces your cognitive abilities.