Amazon’s Acquisition: Deep Discounts Coming to Whole Foods Today

Once Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods becomes final on August 28, 2017, deep discounts will be coming Whole Foods, especially for Amazon Prime members.


The Trouble with Studying Government-Provided Marijuana

Researchers are being saddled with sub-par marijuana to study, and the federal government permits them to study pot grown at one facility only.


Plastic Straws, Utensils to Be Banned in Seattle Restaurants in 2018

The city of Seattle banned single-use plastic bags in 2011, and in 2018 it plans to ban plastic straws and dining utensils.


Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Company Accused of Deceptive Advertising

Gwyneth Paltrow’s health and wellness company, GOOP, is accused in a formal complaint of making health claims about its products that it can’t back up.


CDC Survey: Obesity is Still Growing in America

A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control of Americans’ health shows that obesity has been on an upward trend in the U.S. since 1997.


What Baby Teeth may Tell Researchers About Autism

A study shows that children with autism spectrum disorder have more lead and fewer vital nutrients in their baby teeth, suggesting heavy metal exposure.


Jury Slams Johnson & Johnson with $417M Verdict over Talc-Cancer Link

A jury awarded a California woman $417 million in a lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.


National Park Bottled Water “Ban” Reversed By Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has rolled back a policy encouraging the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in U.S. national parks.


Fracking Giant Sues Citizen for Speaking out Against Fracking

One of the largest fracking companies in the U.S. is suing an outspoken Pennsylvania man who claims the driller contaminated his ground water.


Opioid Use Now Tops Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Recent federal data shows that more people in the U.S. use opioid painkillers than tobacco, highlighting the tragic opioid crisis gripping the country.


Heartburn Drugs Linked to up to 94% Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

One study shows that people who take popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) have a higher risk of ischemic stroke.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Good News: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Fallen 25% Since 1991

The rate of cancer deaths has declined 25 percent since 1991, according to a report released in January by the American Cancer Society.


Study: Teen Pot Dependency DOWN Despite Looser Marijuana Laws

Despite looser marijuana laws, FEWER kids are dependent on marijuana, or struggling with school or relationships, according to a new study.


Are These GMO Meatless Burgers Safe to Eat? The FDA Isn’t Sure

The FDA would not certify all of the ingredients in the Impossible Burger GRAS (generally recognized as safe) but Impossible Foods launched it anyway.


Common Pesticide may Prevent Bumblebee Queens from Laying Eggs

A common neonicotinoid pesticide may hinder the ability of bumblebee queens to lay eggs, potentially leading to colony collapse.


Terminally Ill Children May Be Saved by New Treatment

A recently-released drug known as Spinraza holds promise in helping to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the nervous system.