More communities are stopping their drinking water from being fluoridated, and a handful of U.S. towns went to the polls on Nov. 8 to voice their opinions.
Voters in Sonoma County have likely banned GMOs; official results are due in December 2016. Five other California counties have already banned GE crops
On election day 2016, 4 states legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 4 others passed referenda on cannabis for medical purposes.
Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.
A panel is recommended that the FDA approve a new experimental antibiotic, but deep concerns remain over the drug’s potential to cause serious liver injury.
An Idaho mom who gave her young daughter marijuana-infused butter to soothe her seizures lost custody of her 2 kids and faces a misdemenanor charge.
Bayer CropScience must pay a fine to the state of Massachusetts and stop making deceptive claims about some of its neonicotinoid pesticides.
Nestle has been granted preliminary approval to increase pumping from 150 to 400 gallons-per-minute at 1 of its Michigan plants.
In Colorado, legal marijuana brought over 18,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion in retail sales to the state in 2015.
About 600,000 square miles of sea in the Antarctic will be protected from commercial fishing for the next 35 years, thanks to a special U.N. commission.
The USDA has approved 2 new GMO potatoes. If the FDA and EPA give them the all-clear in January, they could reach the market by spring.
U.S. food retailers aren’t doing a good job of keeping up with Americans’ increasing demand for organic food and elimination of pesticides in crops.
Nuclear regulatory experts say no radiation has been detection outside of a research facility where a radioactive iodine leak occurred October 24.
AnIndian urologist has been inaugurated as president of a worldwide medical-ethics group, even as he faces corruption and conspiracy charges.
The birth of baby mice made from eggs grown in a lab is sparking ethical debates over whether the technique should be used for humans by fertility clinics.
A new investigation shows that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo gave money to 96 public health groups from 2011-2015. Conflict of interest?
The DEA has ordered drug companies to produce fewer opioids in 2017, due to the opioid addiction crisis and a decreasing demand for the drugs.