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Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

By Paul Elias | Aug 14
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 14
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

Americans Spend Half Their Time Looking at Screens

Americans Spend Half Their Time Looking at Screens

Aug 14
A new study shows that Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours (42 percent) looking at a screen.

Manufacturing Toxins Turn Up In Public Water Systems

Manufacturing Toxins Turn Up In Public Water Systems

Aug 13
The Trump administration called the contamination "a potential public relations nightmare" earlier this year.

Physician Convicted of Improper Prescribing Gets 4 Years

Physician Convicted of Improper Prescribing Gets 4 Years

Aug 13
A Kentucky doctor convicted of illegally prescribing opioids to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

New Study Explores Connection Between Exercise and Cancer

New Study Explores Connection Between Exercise and Cancer

Aug 10
A new report shows that respondents to a survey were largely unaware that an insufficient level of exercise can contribute to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Aug 9
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient -- fluoride -- and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.

Mom Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Bagel

Mom Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Bagel

Aug 9
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment writes that until food manufacturers reduce morphine levels in poppy seeds, it advises against excessive consumption, particularly during pregnancy.

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 9
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure.

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

Japan Medical School Confirms Altering Scores to Limit Women

By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 8
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.

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