Current Health News

July 5, 2016 - Issue 3608


Voluntary 'Smart Label' Preempts State and Consumer Rights

food smart label

July 5, 2016

They advertised it as '100 percent natural' and 'made with nothing but goodness,' but independent testing has found nothing could be further from the truth. Don't be fooled.

Zika Makes It Rain Pesticides With Your Taxpayer Money

Zika Virus Warning

July 5, 2016

A new bill that pledges $1.1 billion to fight Zika virus includes a rider that makes it possible to spray pesticides over waterways without a permit. The controversial policy change may pave the way for unchecked pesticide spraying in the name of preventing Zika.

Flu Vaccine Effective Until It's Not

Taking Flu Vaccine

July 5, 2016

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee has recommended against the use of FluMist nasal spray vaccine during the 2016 to 2017 flu season - a complete flip-flop from previous years' advice.