Ozone threat from climate change

Increasing temperatures due to climate change will shift climatic conditions, resulting in worse air quality by increasing the number of days with high concentrations of ozone, which has large negative impacts on health.

World's most popular artificial sweetener is unsafe

Since 1974, scientists have warned of the risks of brain damage, liver and lung cancer, brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders from consuming aspartame, which is found in thousands of products around the world.

Can we feed 11 billion people while preventing the spread of infectious disease?

Within the next 80 years, the world's population is expected to top 11 billion. A new article describes how the increase in population and the need to feed everyone will give rise to human infectious disease.

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.