Current Health News

April 5, 2016 - Issue 3517


Reality Check—Hospital Stay is 10 Times More Likely to Kill You Than a Motor Vehicle Crash

Reality Check—Hospital Stay is 10 Times More Likely to Kill You Than a Motor Vehicle Crash

April 5, 2016

Unless you absolutely must, don't set foot near one of these toxic hot spots that kill 440,000 people each year (10 times that caused by motor vehicle crashes). Quite frankly, they're one of the most dangerous places you could possibly visit.

The Release of GMO Creatures Into the Wild

GM Mosquito

April 5, 2016

U.S. regulators have once again sided with industry and agreed that releasing genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes on U.S. soil poses no risk to the environment. But local residents of the Florida Keys, where the mosquitoes are set to be released, aren’t convinced they want to be used as guinea pigs.

Feds Taint Raw Milk Investigation, Soil Farmer's Reputation

Raw Milk Investigation

April 5, 2016

A small organic farm in Pennsylvania is the latest target of a federal raw milk investigation. Health officials say a woman died from listeriosis after drinking the farm’s raw milk, but her loved ones are outraged; they say she actually died from cancer.