Thousands of U.S. Deaths from Superbugs go Unreported

Poor training, impatience, and fear of malpractice suits keeps many doctors from reporting superbug deaths to the CDC. Yes, this is a problem.


Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.


DEA Decides NOT to Ban Kratom … For Now

On October 12, the DEA announced it would not ban kratom, an herb used as a natural medicine. Public comment on the ban will be open until December 1.


Antitobacco Groups Sue FDA over Cigarette Warning Delays

Antitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the FDA, which had vowed to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs by June 2011.


Here’s Why Labels are Going on Marijuana Edibles in Colorado

Both marijuana edibles and their packaging must now be labeled with “THC” in Colorado to make them look distinctive. Here is why.


First Time Ever: U.S. Adds Bees to Endangered Species List

In a first for the U.S., 7 species of bees native to Hawaii have been granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.


CDC Issues 2 Major Zika Advisories for Men and Women

On September 30, the CDC issued fresh warnings for men and women regarding transmission of the Zika virus. Here is the scoop.


Toxic Air Affects 90% of World’s Population, According to WHO

Air pollution is responsible for 11% of deaths worldwide. Air pollution is much worse in poorer countries than in developed, wealthier ones.


Shock: Sugary Cereal Considered “Healthy,” While Avocados are “Unhealthy”

The FDA is seeking public comment on what the definition of “healthy” should be as it applies to foods. Current standards may surprise you.


Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Lawsuit over Talcum Powder-Linked Cancer

Over 2,000 women have sued Johnson and Johnson over allegations that their talcum powder causes cancer. Now, another woman has come forward.


The Alcohol Industry is Funding Anti-Marijuana Efforts

Like the pharmaceutical industry, the alcohol industry is fighting marijuana legalization over fears that legal weed would pose too much competition.


Pesticide Manufacturers’ Tests Show Their Products Threaten Bees

Greenpeace has discovered that Bayer and Syngenta hid research proving its neonicotinoid pesticides cause substantial harm to honeybees.


In States that Legalize Medical Marijuana, Opioid Use Decreases

A study published on September 15 shows that in states where medical marijuana is legal, fewer people use opioid drugs.


Outrage: Nestlé Buys Drought-Stricken Town’s Water Supply

People around the world are furious over Nestle’s latest escapade: buying a drought-stricken town’s water supply.


Marijuana-Based Drug Nears Approval for Childhood Epilepsy

A marijuana-based childhood epilepsy drug has taken 1 step closer to approval after phase 3 clinical trial results kids had a 42% reduction in seizures.


Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.


The FDA is Offering a Cash Prize for an App to Fight Opioid Overdoses

The FDA will host a contest that will allow programmers to submit a smartphone app designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths.