Investigation Reveals Subway Chicken is only About 50% Chicken DNA

A new Canadian investigation has found that Subway’s chicken strips only contain slightly more than 50% chicken DNA.


Study: Patients Are Choosing Cannabis over Opioids

A Canadian study shows that many patients with gastrointestinal problems, mental health issues, and/or chronic pain choose cannabis over prescription drugs.


Survey Finds Americans are Stressed About the Future of the Country

Americans’ stress levels have increased measurably for the first time in a decade, and the future of the country is one of the biggest stressors.


Shocking Pollution Levels Discovered in the Mariana Trench

In a new report, researchers document how humans have polluted the mariana trench, the deepest part of the ocean, with PCBs and other chemicals.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Appears in the U.K.

Researchers in the U.K. recently discovered drug-resistant malaria in 4 patients who had traveled to Africa, where the disease is rampant.


California Judge Tentatively OKs Roundup Cancer Warning Label

A California judge has ruled that the state can require a warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup that states it may cause cancer.


What You Should Know About the Carcinogenic Nature of Overcooked Foods

As part of a new campaign, the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency is warning that overcooking starchy foods releases a substance known to cause cancer.


Non-Browning GMO Arctic Apples to Hit Store Shelves Soon

Genetically modified apples engineered to brown more slowly than traditional apples will hit store shelves next month, but they won’t be overtly labeled “GMO.”


Campaign Uses Lemons to Educate Women About Breast Cancer Signs

Most women know that a lump is a sign of breast cancer, but an image of 12 lemons provides a visual reference for what the lesser-known signs look like.


A Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Takes Life of Elderly Woman

A CDC report details the death of a woman who was taken by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a superbug resistant to antibiotics available in the U.S.


Retailers in Italy Boycott Nutella over Concerns it Could Cause Cancer

Retailers in Italy are boycotting Nutella because it’s made with palm oil, which regulators say can cause cancer when heated to a certain temperature.


New FDA Rule Makes it Harder for Farmers to Give Animals Antibiotics

On January 1, the FDA took an important step in fighting antimicrobial resistance when it banned the use of antibiotics to help livestock gain weight.


These 50 U.S. Cities Have the Worst Bed Bug Problems

Pest-control company Orkin has released its annual list of the 50 cities with the worst bed bug infestations. Are you in a bed bug hotspot?


The Military is Warning Soldiers About the Health Risks of Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are popular among soldiers who need to stay awake on the battlefield, but the military is warning about their potential health risks.


Scientists Are Developing Powdered “Blood” for Use in Emergencies

Researchers are working on a powdered synthetic “blood” that could potentially tide patients over in an emergency until they could have a blood transfusion.


New FDA Guidance Aims to Prevent Med Device Hack Attacks

The FDA released a 30-page guidance aimed at addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, which is supposed to help fix security problems in equipment.


FDA Looks to Limit Lead in Cosmetic Products

The FDA released draft guidelines on December 21 aimed at regulating lead levels in lipstick, eye shadow, and other cosmetic products.