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Big Pharma pushing cancer-linked baby powder [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted December 17, 2018

Legal documents show that Johnson & Johnson knew its popular baby powder was tainted with asbestos as far back as the early '70s but continued to sell it and publicly state otherwise.

Women's cosmetics alter puberty & more (Roundup)

Written by Alex Reid
Posted December 10, 2018

In today's Monday roundup, Alex Reid discusses a UC Berkeley study on dangerous substances in women's care products, plus the risk of using a neti pot and a protein that "could propel a cure for Alzheimer's."

Depression-fighting diet and more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted December 3, 2018

Welcome to your Monday roundup! This week, we examine how dietary changes can affect mental health, as well as a new cancer treatment. Plus, head to Facebook for info on a recall.

Family dinners save lives and more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted November 26, 2018

Alex Reid here with your post-Thanksgiving roundup. Today's top story is a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Researchers found that even in chaotic and dysfunctional families, holding regular family dinners provides HUGE health benefits for children and teenagers.

The dangerous chemical lurking in your dry cleaning & more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted November 19, 2018

Some breaking news on the chemical front. It turns out that the most commonly used dry cleaning chemical is a potent neurotoxin.

FDA-approved pot available NOW [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted November 12, 2018

There is now a legal FDA-approved cannabinoid medication on the market. This is a mixed bag for observers, who are glad to see mainstream acceptance of pot's medicinal properties but are skeptical that large pharmaceutical companies are the best agents of delivery.

More weed killer than vitamins in this cereal [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted November 5, 2018

A research nonprofit called the Environmental Working Group has analyzed the amount of glyphosate weed killer found in some popular breakfast cereals. Sure enough, it found alarmingly high levels of weed killer pesticides, in some cases MORE than the vitamins proudly advertised on the box cover.

Endangered tropical plant kills cancer cells & more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 29, 2018

Japanese researchers at the prestigious Kanazawa University have found a rare tropical plant with incredible cancer-killing potential. Studies are still in the early stage, so don't expect it to start showing up in treatments right away, but this is another great example of modern science finding health breakthroughs OUTSIDE of the pharmaceutical assembly lines.

Top psychologist: "We got this WRONG" [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 22, 2018

Today's top story is a rare moment of self-reflection from a top psychologist, who says we're misdiagnosing children with ADD. No kidding! If you've been paying attention to the way we treat children, it's obvious something is wrong.

Incredible new probiotic defeats staph & more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 15, 2018

Many of the greatest scientific and medical advances have been accidental. Penicillin, pacemakers, and the lifesaving blood thinner warfarin were all discovered completely accidentally. And recently, another happy accident occurred in the halls of science...

Hospital didn’t treat her… but she still got a MASSIVE bill

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 9, 2018

I’m sure you’ve heard about ultra-expensive hospital bills showing up unexpectedly. And it’s a serious and growing problem in America. But have you ever heard of anyone getting an enormous bill after NOT receiving treatment?

Deadly Cell Phone Radiation, Killer Cheerios, and the Secret Powers of Vitamin C

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 8, 2018

The next generation of wireless technology could pose serious health and environmental risks; glyphosate, the popular weed killer, keeps finding its way into our food supply; and vitamin C holds tremendous potential for slashing heart attack risk.

Shocking cure for autism and more [Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 1, 2018

Because we're dealing with literal life and death issues, our work can often seem grim. I often veto stories that come across my desk that seem needlessly dark. But sometimes a ray of hope cuts through. That's what happened today...

Skinny doesn't mean healthy [Weekly Roundup]

Written by Alex Reid
Posted August 27, 2018

Each week we share hard-hitting health news, breakthroughs, and novelties with you.

Hotel Pools pose SERIOUS health risk

Written by Alex Reid
Posted August 9, 2018

When it comes to beating the summer heat, nothing beats a refreshing trip to the swimming pool right?