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One Smoggy Day Can Raise Stroke Risk

Even short-term exposure to air pollution can raise your risk of having a stroke, the New York Times reports. A review of more than 100 research studies found that increases in nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate ...

FDA Seeks Input on Regulating Homeopathic Remedies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to review its oversight of products labeled "homeopathic" for the first time in decades, Reuters reports. The announcement comes shortly after an Australian study concluded that homeopathic ...

Investigation of Formaldehyde Flooring Underway

A TV report on excessive formaldehyde in laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators has prompted a federal investigation, the New York Times reports. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it will test and evaluate the ...

How to Make Better Choices at McDonald’s

Most of us occasionally indulge in a fast-food meal: it's relatively harmless if you don't make a regular habit of eating out. CNN reports on what nutritionists say they would order if eating at McDonald's, including: Southwest Salad (with ...

WHO: World’s Top Pesticide Probably Causes Cancer

Glyphosate, the most commonly used pesticide in the world and key ingredient in products like Roundup, has been classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Reuters reports that the finding comes from ...

GMO Apples, Potatoes Win Government Approval

Genetically modified (GMO) apples and potatoes have been cleared for use by two government agencies -- the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The New York Times reports that the Agriculture Department ...

Would You Eat an Ugly Apple?

Up to 900 million tons of perfectly edible food is thrown out every year, including fruit and vegetables that fall short of consumers' perception of produce "perfection," the Washington Post reports. Anna Lee, a Ph.D. student in the Emmett ...

Breastfeeding is Better, Another Study Agrees

Expecting a baby? Breastfeeding your children may make them smarter and perhaps even more financially successful, a new study suggests. CNN reports that researchers who studied children in Brazil up to age 30 found that those breastfed for 12 ...

Are You Becoming an Online Hypochondriac?

The Internet is a wealth of information, some of it useful, some not so much. And while online health information can sometimes provide insight into how we're feeling, self-diagnosing online can also lead to paranoia and stress about your health. ...

House Budget Plan Would Repeal Obamacare, Alter Medicare and Medicaid

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be repealed in its entirety and major changes and cuts would affect the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs under a budget plan unveiled this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The New York Times ...