How to Keep Ticks off of You, and Get Rid of Them if Needed

Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and … drying your clothes?


This Natural Food Combo may Beat Steroids in Treating Chronic Cough

Research shows that honey and coffee may relieve persistent cough better than corticosteroids or other prescription medicines.


FDA Hopes Restaurants, Companies Will Agree to Reduce Salt in Food

The FDA is hoping that restaurants and food companies will comply with proposed voluntarily guidelines intended to reduce Americans’ sodium intake.


US Mainlands Sees First Baby Born with Zika-Linked Microcephaly

The second baby with Zika-lined microcephaly was born in the United States in New Jersey on June 1.


Monsanto Must Pay $46.5 Million in Damages in PCB-Lymphoma Case

Last week, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury awarded $46.5 million to 3 plaintiffs who alleged that PCBs made by Monsanto caused cancer.


General Mills Recalls 10 Million Pounds of Flour over E. Coli Outbreak

General Mills has recalled an estimated 10 million pounds of flour over fears that they contain the E. coli bacterium. Over 38 people have been stricken with the bacterium in over 20 states.


NYC Salt Labeling Rule Becomes Enforceable Starting June 6

Starting June 6, 2015 chain restaurants in New York City must include a symbol next to dishes containing excessive amounts of salt, or they can be fined $200,


New Rat Study Finds Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

Many scientists don’t think cell phones emit enough radiation to cause cancer, but a new study may make believers out of the biggest skeptics.


Weedkiller Presence Sparks Lawsuit over Quaker Oats “100% Natural” Label

A group of consumers is suing the parent company of Quaker Oats, alleging its “100% Natural” label constitutes false advertising.


It’s Here: Bacteria Resistant to ALL Antibiotics Shows Up In U.S.

The first case of an infection caused by bacteria that is resistant to ALL antibiotics has been found in Pennsylvania, and more cases may be out there.


Watch Out: Thousands of Pools Close Due to Health Violations

Swimming is great exercise, but public pools can be filthy. Read about a new report on how many public venues gets shut down, and how to protect yourself.


Twitter Users Raise Depression Awareness with #MyDepressionLooksLike Hashtag

Users are sharing emotionally-raw stories about their own struggles with depression using the hashtag #MyDepressionLooksLike on Twitter.


Study Finds 43% Of Sunscreens Tested Don’t Live up to SPF Claims

Consumer Reports has a warning for us – nearly half of sunscreen products in the U.S. fail to live up to the SPF claim on their bottles.


84-Page Report Outlines 9 Ways to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Economist Jim O’Neill has finally released a report which lays out a plan for tackling the dire problem of antimicrobial resistance.


Coming in July 2018: These Changes on Food Nutrition Labels

American citizens scored a big win on Friday when the FDA announced that food companies must overhaul nutrition labels by July 2018.


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.