Cotton Swabs Send 3 Dozen Children to the ER Each Day

Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs is unnecessary and can be dangerous, especially for children. They send about 34 kids to the ER every day.


Study: Safety Issues Plagued 1/3 of FDA-Approved Drugs from 2001-2010

A new study reveals that nearly 1/3 of drugs approved by the FDA from 2001-2012 had safety problems, some serious enough to warrant a”black box warning.


Deadly Fungus Spreads Through U.S. Healthcare Facilities

The CDC has warned that a potentially deadly multidrug-resistant fungus known as Candida auris is spreading in hospitals and nursing homes.


Avocados Could be Key in Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome, Numerous Ailments

A review shows that every part of the avocado combats every component of metabolic syndrome, which means you are protected from various ailments.


Study: Cannabidiol-Based Medication Reduces Intense Seizures by 50%

In a recent study, cannabidiol (CBD) reduced the number of seizures by half in children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy.


Daily Dose of This Plant Could Reverse Age-Related Decline in the Brain

A new study in mice shows that a daily dose of cannabis could reverse age-related brain decline in older people due to the THC compound.


How Eating Animal Products Could Make Blood More Likely to Clot

Choline, a compound found in foods like eggs and fish, makes the blood “sticky” and may contribute to blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes.


These Fun and Simple Activities can Delay Death, Study Shows

Research suggests that exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular death (heart disease or stroke) by 28%. Time to swim, do aerobics, and play racquetball!


Caffeine Kills Teen Boy? A Cautionary Tale About Teens and Energy Drinks

A healthy 16-year-old boy died from an apparent heart arrhythmia caused by too much caffeine intake after drinking a large soda, a cafe latte from McDonald’s, and an energy drink.


Fukushima Radiation Contaminated EVERYONE on Earth – But How Much?

Radiation from the Fukushima disaster hit people worldwide with about one X-ray’s worth of radiation. Birds are dying, and thyroid cancer may be increasing.


Could Eating Pasta Really Make You HEALTHIER?

A new study suggests that eating pasta could make you healthier and even make you eat less saturated fat. But is it really true?


Scientists Find Link Between Excess Sugar and Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have recently discovered a link between excess blood sugar and Alzheimer’s disease, paving way for much-needed research.


Food Industry Study Slams Recommended Sugar Intake Limits

A new study claiming dietary guideline limits on sugar are inaccurate is the food industry’s latest attempt at planting doubts in buyers’ minds.


Are Food Allergies Increasing? Experts Say They Just Don’t Know

Experts say that whether food allergies are increasing is uncertain, as many people who self-diagnose don’t know the medical definition of “allergy.”


Could Yellow Fever be the U.S.’s Next Zika?

The yellow fever outbreak currently sweeping the jungles of Brazil could be the next Zika virus in the United States, health officials say.


A Superbug Has Increased 700% in Children Since 2007

A type of superbug has increased 700% since 2007 in U.S. children, who are more likely to have a negative outcome than adults.


Western Diet Found to Increase Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

More U.S. adults are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research suggests that consuming animal protein may increase the risk for the condition.