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.


Eating More of This Could Ease Pain, Swelling of Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to researchers, eating fish at least twice a week significantly improves the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.


Hair Dyes and Relaxers may Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Researchers have found that dark hair dyes and relaxers increase the risk of breast cancer in different ways among black and white women.


How Any New Mom can Lower Her Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Breastfeeding lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke in women, and the longer a woman breastfeeds, the greater protection she has.


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.