Diabetes and Prediabetes Rates in California: “A Storm is Coming”

A shocking new report by UCLA researchers shows more than half of adults in California have either Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, far more than previous estimates.


First Charges Filed Against Officials Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis, and many more people are expected to face charges.


Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Helping Kids with Epilepsy

In the 3-month study involving 313 children, on average, participants saw a 50 percent decrease in both grand-mal and tonic-clonic seizures.


A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.


Schizophrenia and Autism Linked to Low Levels of B12 in the Brain

Research shows abnormally low levels of Vitamin B12 in people with schizophrenia and autism, suggesting decreased metabolism and a threat to cell survival.


Powerful Omega-3s in Fish Shown to Protect the Brain

Omega-3 fatty acids seem to cancel out mercury and PCBs in seafood, making it safer than previously thought for pregnant women.


Soda Off the Menu for Kids at Applebee’s, IHOP, and Others

Parents have it a little easier when dining out these days: Applebee’s has decided to remove soda from the children’s menu, with IHOP following suit.


Study Reveals How Food Labels Make Us Buy Certain Products

Some researchers say that they have discovered a way to get people to eat healthier – just do not use the word “healthy” on food packages.


New Scientific Discovery Could Make it Easier to Diagnose, Treat Autism

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link that could make it easier to diagnose and treat autism.


Pics: Giant Globs Of Palm Oil Wash up on UK Beaches, Sickening Dogs

Giant globs of palm oil have been washing up on UK beaches, sickening dogs. The globs are so big they’ve even earned the nickname fatbergs.


Strongest Evidence Yet: Good Breakfast Equals Better Grades

New evidence shows that children who eat a nutritionally-rich breakfast see improved brain function, receive better grades in school.


Antidepressant Review Shows Big Pharma Covers Up Links to Suicide

The largest review to date of the effect of antidepressant drugs on children and teens uncovered shocking cover-ups and lies by Big Pharma.


Could Smoking Increase Kids’ Risk for COPD Later in Life?

Growing up with a parent who parents who smoke may increase the risk for COPD in later life, especially if your mom was a heavy smoker and you smoke, too.


Could Artificial Turf Actually Cause Cancer?

Two years after it was brought to the public’s attention, 3 government agencies have agreed to study the potential link between artificial turf and cancer.


Procedure Saves Young Girl’s Life as She’s Taken off Transplant Waiting List

Three-year-old Zoey Jones recently came off the organ transplant wait list without having to undergo transplant surgery – a feat that is extremely rare.


The World Takes 4th Major Step Towards Creating GMO Babies in a Year

A panel of U.S. scientists and ethicists says that 3-parent embryos can be created safely and ethically, but right now the process is banned by Congress.


Kroger Supermarket in Ohio Gives Free Fruit to Kids

A supermarket in Greenville, Ohio, gives free fruit to kids, and the community response has been overwhelmingly positive.