Current Health News

April 18, 2017 - Issue 3895


Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water — and Other Pesticide-Related News

atrazine herbicide

April 18, 2017

If it weren't for Roundup, this cancer-linked toxin would probably be the most controversial herbicide on the planet - and the US is dousing 70 million pounds a year over our fields. Why is it still legal, when it's been banned in Europe since 2005?

Antibiotics Increase Bowel Cancer Rates

antibiotics bowel cancer risk

April 18, 2017

Taking antibiotics wipes out the bacteria in your gut, leading to imbalances that may affect your risk of chronic diseases like cancer. New research suggests altering your microbiome via antibiotics may even increase the development of precancerous growths in your colon, known as polyps.

Thyroid Cancer Rates Are Skyrocketing From Flame Retardants

Thyroid Cancer Rates Are Skyrocketing From Flame Retardants

April 18, 2017

Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing type of cancer in the US, a rise that's often blamed on increased screening. However, emerging research suggests the quickly growing rates of thyroid cancer may be due to environmental factors, including exposure to toxic chemicals like flame retardants in your household dust.