Current Health News

June 21, 2017 - Issue 3959


How Misuse of a Single Paragraph Ended Up Killing 60,000 Americans Per Year

deadly words opioid crisis

June 21, 2017

In 1980, a 5-sentence letter to the editor was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. It has turned out to have dire repercussions for millions, even today - here's exactly what it said.

The Worst Kind of Meat

worst meats

June 21, 2017

As meat production moved from small farms to an industrial production model, it produced industrial-sized problems, including growth in antibiotic-resistant disease and waterway pollution. Contract farmers may now also face the loss of their farms as corporations flood the market with cheap meat.

The Heroes Who Sunk Lead

lead poisoning heroes

June 21, 2017

Many have worked tirelessly over the years to reduce the neurological devastation lead takes on human health. Some of these real-life heroes include Herbert Needleman, Clair Patterson and Gary Gambel. But the fight is not over yet; I'll give you strategies to reduce the risks you and your family face.