New Utah Facility Will Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

A facility will open in Salt Lake City, Utah, in late 2018 that will convert organic food waste into natural gas and fertilizer.

Adverse Effects from Personal Care Products Climb 300% in 2016

There was a 300% spike in adverse events caused by cosmetics and personal care products from 2015 to 2016, some of them severe enough to be fatal.

Gov. Scott’s Signature Makes Medical Marijuana Officially Legal in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott signed Amendment 2 on June 23, 2017, officially making medical marijuana – except for smoking – legal in the state of Florida.

EPA Delays Rules Limiting Methane Admission, Admits it may Harm Kids

The EPA says it will delay a rule by 2 years that would reduce methane emissions, and require oil and gas companies to track and patch leaks.

Mexico Just Beat the U.S. to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

In June 2017, the president of Mexico signed a decree legalizing medical marijuana across the entire country, but pot products must contain 1% THC or less.

Study: Birth Control Pills can Lower Women’s Quality of Life

A new study shows that birth control pills containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel lower women’s quality of life.

Medical Marijuana for Treatment of PTSD Gets Green Light in Colorado

After many failed attempts, medical marijuana is a legal treatment for PTSD in Colorado now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17.

The FDA Wants this Highly Addictive Opioid Taken off the Market

The FDA has asked the maker of Opana ER, a powerful opioid linked to an outbreak of HIV in Indiana, to stop selling the painkiller.

Environmental Working Group Releases its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens

The Environmental Working Group has released its 11th annual Guide to Sunscreens, including information on hazardous chemicals and SPF concerns.

Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?

Researchers say a molecule found in the brain associated with immunity has been found to play a large role in social interaction, giving us insight into autism.

Ripoff Alert: No Aloe was Found in These Aloe Vera Gel Products

When Bloomberg News conducted tests on 4 major retailers’ aloe vera gel products, they found that 3 of them contained no aloe.

Study: Treating Insomnia Could Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke

In a new study, trouble sleeping, trouble staying asleep, and non-restorative sleep are associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Overuse of Antibiotics Linked to Precancerous Colon Polyps

A study indicates that people who take antibiotics for a prolonged period may be at greater risk of developing precancerous polyps in the colon and rectum.

3 US Million Teens Per Year Suffer with Depression

The Center for Mental Health Services has released a report citing that 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression each year.

Rates of this Preventable Disease Quadrupled in 35 Years

The rate of diabetes worldwide quadrupled between 1980 and 2014, and the WHO says things will get worse if we do not tackle the issues at hand.

This Blood Test can Detect Stroke in 10 Minutes

A new test developed by Cornell University researchers may help diagnose stroke within 10 minutes…as long as people know the symptoms.

The BMI Chart is Antiquated and Misleading, Scientists Say

For years doctors have relied on the body mass index (BMI) to determine obesity and overweight, but it has not turned out to be a good indicator of health.