Current Health News

February 21, 2017 - Issue 3839


How Clothes Are Polluting the Food Supply

clothing microfiber pollution

February 21, 2017

When you wash these clothes, they can wreak havoc on waterways, fish and wildlife. Washing them in this type of washing machine, attaching this type of filter and reducing the frequency at which you wash these types of clothes can make a big difference, significantly reducing the environmental impact of your clothing.

Americans Have a Right to Basic Lab Tests

laboratory tests

February 21, 2017

As Americans become increasingly interested in taking control of their health, access to basic lab tests, without a doctor's visit, is a logical next step. Currently, some states allow direct-to-consumer lab testing while others prohibit it, although access, driven by consumer demand, is becoming increasingly widespread.

Pharmacies Miss Half of Dangerous Drug Combos

dangerous drug combinations

February 21, 2017

If you fill multiple prescriptions at your local pharmacy, and they turn out to be dangerous when taken together, there's a good chance your pharmacist won't alert you to the potentially life-threatening risk. An investigation revealed disturbing statistics that everyone taking prescription drugs should be aware of.