New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

Two large European studies find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Burnout is a medical condition, says the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is giving burnout victims legitimacy by including what it calls “burn-out” in the latest version of its handbook for recognized medical conditions.

Supplemental vitamins and minerals offer no benefits

A decade-long observational study of more than 30,000 people finds that certain vitamins and minerals may help extend your life and keep you from dying of cardiovascular disease—but only if you get those beneficial nutrients from foods, not supplements.

Millions of children develop asthma due to traffic-related pollution

About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by U.S. researchers.

Poor eating habits killing millions globally, study says

One in five people across the world dies of causes linked to poor diet, a new study shows. Overconsumption of meat, salt and sugar are the main culprits, the experts behind the study say.

Even eating a little red meat may increase risk of death

A new study has found that consuming even small amounts of red and processed meats, versus none, may impact mortality from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.

New study links chemical sunscreens to birth defects

US researchers have recently found a link between oxybenzone exposure and the formation of birth defects during the first trimester of pregnancy – specifically, a defect called Hirschsprung’s Disease.

Cities, counties and tribes in U.S. file a lawsuit against Big Pharma

More than 600 cities, counties and tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis.

Alarming Number of Preteens in U.S. Who Have Suicidal Thought

A sobering new U.S. study found that a substantial number of children between the ages of 10 to 12 (about 30%) who visited hospital's emergency department screened positive for suicide risk.

Chemical pollutants at home degrade fertility in men

New UK research suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Months in South Korea

The blaze endangers the health of local citizens, contaminates the environment, and highlights the country’s growing waste management crisis. South Korea has the highest per capita plastic consumption rate in the world.

Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested

The drink with the highest glyphosate concentration was Sutter Home Merlot, at 51.4 parts per billion (ppb). Popular beer brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite and Budweiser all had concentrations above 25 ppb.

Breathing polluted air is like losing a year's education

Researchers found that males, old people and low-income people may actually be losing more like a few years of education the longer they breathed dirty air.

Antibiotics still being used to 'fatten' animals in 45 countries

A drug known as colistin is still being used as a growth promoter in animals. Colistin is classified by the World Health Organization as antibiotic that should only be used to treat infections when everything else has failed.

Teenage cannabis use linked to depression in later life

A review has found that teenagers aged under 18 who used cannabis were 37% more likely to get depression in early adulthood than teenagers who didn't.