The FDA Is Cracking Down on ‘Juuling’ and Youth E-Cigarette Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared on Tuesday that it’s cracking down on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes—such as Juuls—in hopes of combatting youth use of these well-known products. Over the past few years, e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in popularity among young users, but Juuls are perhaps the best known brand. These sleek vapes, […]

Heavy Drinking May Change the Bacteria In Your Mouth and Raise Gum Disease Risk

There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t fathom about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an effect. A new […]

How Gene Editing Could Save Coral Reefs

The powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is taking the scientific world by storm. It gives researchers unprecedented power and precision in making tweaks to practically any gene in a plant or animal — and coral reefs can become its next beneficiary. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers led […]

Even Mild Brain Injuries May Increase Your Chances of Getting Parkinson’s, Study Says

Even relatively mild brain injuries may increase your hazard of developing the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The research, that was published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found a strong connection between traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and a heightened hazard of Parkinson’s, regardless of the severity of the injuries. […]

CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak

American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned from eating any kind of romaine lettuce learnt in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the […]

Weekend Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Balls That’ll Help Fuel Your Workouts

These delicious protein balls take about five minutes to make and are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack on the run. I often make a batch over a weekend so I can merely grab them out of the fridge concurrently my busy week. They marry perfectly with your morning latte and tame that mid-afternoon […]

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction

(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers full in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a […]

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts

Call them what you like—power produce, amazement foods, or nutritional powerhouses—superfoods are recognized as whole foods that you can actually find in nature or at your local farmers market. With properties that can help combat all kinds of ailments, adding more superfoods to your diet can bolster overall health and reduce hazard of chronic disease. […]

E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says

Health officials stated more people have reported cases of E. coli, as a multi-state outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated about 53 cases of E. coli have been reported over 16 states, with 18 new cases reported after April 13. Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey […]