Current Health News

July 6, 2016 - Issue 3609


The Real World Challenge of Surviving in a World Swimming in Pesticides

pesticide exposure

July 6, 2016

Long term, exposure to this has been linked to infertility, birth defects, endocrine disruption, neurological disorders, and yes, even cancer. Yet it's smeared all over carrots, green beans - and these eight other popular fruit and vegetables.

Bad News for Factory Farming

Contaminated Chicken

July 6, 2016

Factory farming and CAFOs contribute to the rising number of foodborne illness outbreaks, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and ecological damage. The cost of just one type of foodborne illness is over $3.7 billion annually. You can make a difference in your community by taking these simple steps.

Why Heat Exhaustion Is so Dangerous

Heat Exhaustion

July 6, 2016

The summer sun may feel good on your face, but overexposure to hot conditions and physical activity may lead to heat exhaustion. More than just feeling tired, it can result in organ and tissue damage, heat stroke and even death. Know the signs, what to do and how to prevent the condition before it happens.