200 Scientists Want Tougher Limits on Chemicals in Personal Care Products

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals are calling on the FDA to tightly restrict the production and use of triclosan and triclocarban.

Does Sugar During Pregnancy Spark Allergies in Children?

In a study, researchers found a link between high consumption of free sugars during pregnancy and an increased risk of allergies and asthma in children.

Why Did the FDA Ban Powdered Medical Gloves?

The FDA has only banned 2 medical devices in the agency’s history – prosthetic hair fibers back in 1983, and now powdered medical gloves.

Bizarre “Thunderstorm Asthma” Outbreak Kills 2 in Australia

Heavy rain combined with high levels of grass pollen resulted in a huge “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, that killed 2 young women.

U.N. Expert Calls Junk Food a Human Rights Concern

A U.N. expert says that junk food is a human rights issue, and that poor people often have to choose between affordable food and nutritious food.

Nail-Biters and Thumb-Suckers may Develop Fewer Allergies

Researchers say parents shouldn’t freak out if their child sucks his thumb or bites his nails; it might actually be helping them avoid developing allergies.

Hostess Recalls Thousands of Items Due to Peanut Risk

Hostess Brand, which produces the famous Twinkie snack cake, has recalled 710,000 cases of food products over possible presence of peanut residue.

Exposure to Certain Foods in Infancy May Prevent Future Allergies

New guidance recommends exposing at-risk infants to certain allergenic foods to prevent a future allergy. Check out this research.

Lawsuit: Here’s Why People are Complaining About This Popular Lip Balm

Something in EOS’ Summer Fruit lip balms is making some people’s lips rash up, bleed and blister, resulting in a class action lawsuit against the company.

How to Stop Hay Fever This Fall – 13 Natural Tips

Need to know how to stop hay fever this Autumn? Here are 13 tips to help you cope with (and hopefully prevent) hay fever during ragweed season.

15 Million Americans Suffer from Food Allergies: Could GMOs be to Blame?

Food allergies like gluten intolerance affect more than 15 million Americans, and the cost for treating children’s food allergies will be $25 billion/year.

Hospitals Giving out Less Formula to Boost Breastfeeding

A new study shows that hospitals have been giving out less baby formula to signal to mothers the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.

Factory Farm Antibiotics Making Children ‘Allergic to Fruits and Vegetables’

Farmers who are using antibiotics to keep pests away from their crops are making children allergic to the fruits and vegetables they grow.

10 Essential Benefits of Drinking Water, Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. Here are 10 essential benefits of drinking (purified) water and staying hydrated.

Ditching Allergy Medications for 9 Fool-Proof Natural Solutions

From wheezing to various other respiratory issues, allergies complicate the lives of over 65 million people. Here are 9 natural solutions for allergies.

Study Says Roach, Rat Germs Protect Babies Against Asthma and Allergies

Researchers found children exposed to cockroach, cat, and mouse allergens in infancy were less likely to develop allergies and asthma. Gross.

4 Solutions for Natural Allergy Relief

Suffer from allergies? You probably would rather try a more natural solution over a medication. Here are some solutions for natural allergy relief.