Current Health News

June 4, 2016 - Issue 3577


The Price We Pay for Fighting Pests With Chemicals and Genetic Engineering

The Price We Pay for Fighting Pests With Chemicals and Genetic Engineering

June 4, 2016

Mosquitoes spread a nasty viral "bone-crushing" disease that affects 20 times as many people as the flu and kills far more, too. In a desperate attempt to curtail this growing epidemic, a release of genetically engineered mosquitoes is under way. But is there a safer option?

Are You Swimming in Poop?

family swimming in pool

June 4, 2016

An unsettling report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may make you reconsider your next trip to your local public pool. One in 8 pools tested was so dirty it had to be immediately closed, and this was only one of their unsavory findings.