Doctors in Canada Get the Green Light to Prescribe Heroin

Doctors are now able to prescribe medical-grade heroin to severely addicted patients who haven’t been able to get clean via other methods.


France to Become First Country to Ban Disposable Plastic Cups and Plates

France is set to be the first country in the world to ban non-biodegradable plastic cutlery, but many companies are opposed.


215 Million Gallons of Radioactive Water Threaten Drinking Water in Florida

A sinkhole has been leaking radioactive water into Florida’s drinking supply, and the company responsible has concealed it for weeks.


Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in a 4th Person in the U.S.

A Connecticut toddler is carrying an antibiotic-resistant form of E. coli, making her the 4th person in the U.S. found to be harboring the superbug.


Genetically Modified Mustard Steps Closer to Approval in India

An assessment by India’s Environment Ministry shows thatGM mustard is nutritionally equal to standard mustard and poses no health or environmental threats.


Fentanyl Maker is Fighting Legal Marijuana in Arizona with Big Bucks

An embattled pharmaceutical company that manufactures fentanyl donated $500,000 to stop marijuana from being legalized in Arizona.


U.K. Pledges to Phase out Microbeads in Cosmetics by the End of 2017

The U.K. government announced on September 3 that it would require cosmetics companies to phase out microplastics in their products by the end of 2017.


Denver may Allow Marijuana Use in Cafes, Concerts, Yoga Studios

In November, residents of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether marijuana consumption should be permitted in some indoor venues.


Why Did the FDA Recently Ban 19 Chemicals Found in Antibacterial Soaps?

The FDA has given companies a year to remove 19 antibacterial chemicals from hand soaps and body washes, including triclosan, a potential hormone disruptor.


DEA to Ban Herbal Supplement Kratom

News broke that the DEA will temporarily ban Kratom, an herbal supplement used for issues like chronic pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Do You Agree with Soda Taxes? Sugar Consumption Down in Berkeley Due to the Measure

Soda taxes are highly controversial, but the tax implemented in Berkeley, California, 5 months ago, has been successful in reducing sugar consumption.


Raw Milk Overpowers Conventional Milk in Reducing Risk of Numerous Infections

A European study indicates that giving babies raw milk significantly lowers the incidence of many childhood infections, including ear infections.


Nature Valley is Facing Lawsuits over Granola Bar Labeling

Traces of glyphosate have been found in some Nature Valley granola bars, and consumers say the company’s “natural” label is deceptive.


Obama Just Expanded an Already Massive Ocean Reserve in Hawaii

President Obama expanded a national marine monument in Hawaii last week that is home to some of the rarest, most endangered species on the planet.


Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania: Latest Updates

Things are progressing quickly in Pennsylvania since medical marijuana was legalized there in April, giving children some access.


Johnson & Johnson Sued Again over Transvaginal Mesh Marketing

The attorney general of Kentucky filed a civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the way it marketed its transvaginal mesh products.


Thousands of Lives Could be Saved by Stricter Air Pollution Standards

Thousands of lives across 20 U.S. cities would be saved, and thousands of serious health problems could be prevented with tighter air pollution standards.