Aeromexico’s “Mexican DNA” Discounts Ad Gets DNA Testing Wrong
“There’s no such thing as United States DNA, so why would there be Mexican DNA? It doesn’t make any sense,” a genetic genealogist said.
Perdue Recalls 68,000 Pounds Of Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets After People Found Wood In Them
People are being advised to toss out the Perdue gluten-free nuggets after some consumers ended up chewing on bits of wood.
The NFL Is Trying To Push Tackle Football Through A Controversial School “Health Program,” Critics Say
The program has touted the NFL to 4.5 million kids in 73,000 schools — more than half of the public and private schools nationwide — with little scrutiny.
A Man Injected Himself With Semen As A Back Pain Cure And It Didn’t Turn Out Well
It turns out that injecting yourself with your own semen is not a good cure for anything.
If You Want A Better Memory As You Age, Just About Any Type Of Movement May Help
Older people who moved around more — as registered by a fitness tracker — were less likely to develop dementia than other people their age.
He Denied Sexual Harassment Allegations In An Academic Journal. Now Two Universities Have Found Against Him.
William Jacoby set off a storm of protest last year when he used the journal he edited to rebut allegations of sexual harassment.
The WHO's Top Global Health Threats For 2019 May Surprise You
Air pollution, humanitarian crises, and people who refuse to vaccinate are a few of the WHO's top threats to global human health in 2019.
19 Moving Stories From People Who Used Exercise To Change Their Life
Sometimes exercise — whether it's walking, running, dance, hiking, or any other type of activity — can save your life.
The Opioid Crisis Is Becoming A Meth And Cocaine Crisis
“It’s not your father’s drug market,” said one expert. “We have a synthetic drug crisis caused by stronger and more potent drugs.”
PG&E's Bankruptcy Could Hurt California’s Aggressive Climate Goals
PG&E’s bankruptcy could have major spillover effects on the solar, wind, and electric car industries.
Two Moms Are Suing The Federal Government For Not Banning The Chemical That Killed Their Sons
“Had this been banned when it should have been banned, my son would still be here,” Lauren Atkins told BuzzFeed News.
One Person Died And 12 Others Were Hospitalized After A Mass Overdose Incident In California
Police responding to the scene administered naloxone, a narcotic overdose treatment.
This Fitness Trend Is A Hit With People Who Love Exercise And The Environment
Here’s a health trend we can get behind: exercise that also leads to a cleaner environment and community.
Millions Are Sick And Thousands Hospitalized Due To The Flu, According To The CDC
It’s not too late to get a flu shot if you haven’t already been vaccinated.
People In Washington, DC Have The Lowest Fertility Rate In The US
A new analysis shows that Washington, DC, had the lowest total fertility rate in the US in 2017, and South Dakota had the highest.
A Viral Study About Fake News Was Just Retracted
The 2017 study was covered by dozens of news outlets, including BuzzFeed News.
These Five Brands Of Dental Floss May Expose People To Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds
PFAS “forever chemicals” are found in many consumer products, including nonstick cookware, carpets, and easy-glide floss.
18 People Talk About What It's Like Trying To Quit The Juul
We asked Juul users about addiction, nicotine withdrawal, and what it's like to try to quit using the trendy e-cigarette for good.
A Woman Died Of Rabies After First Being Misdiagnosed As Having A Panic Attack
The patient, who was bitten by a puppy while on a yoga retreat in India, is only the 24th rabies-related death in the US in the past decade.
Doing A Dry January? 11 Things To Know About Cutting Back On Alcohol
Could giving up alcohol for a month make your whole 2019 better?
How A YouTube Yoga Channel Helped Me Get Over My Fear Of Working Out
I follow Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, and it’s helped me make peace with my body, both in sickness and in health.
For The First Time, A Rover Has Landed On The Far Side Of The Moon. China Sent It.
The landing opened "a new chapter in human lunar exploration," according to China's space agency.
Here's The New Picture From NASA Of The Most Distant Space Object Humans Have Ever Seen
"That bowling pin is gone. It's a snowman!" said a mission scientist.
10 Harmful Diet Culture Phrases You Should Probably Stop Using
New year, new chance to just say no to diet culture, including phrases that can be harmful to people's sense of self-worth.
The Nazis Killed 25% Of The Holocaust's Victims In Just Three Months, Study Finds
Operation Reinhard, the deadliest Nazi murder campaign in the Holocaust, killed roughly 1.7 million Jews during World War II.
The EPA Wants To Make It Easier For Companies To Spew Mercury And Other Toxins Into The Environment
The current standards prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths a year and cut mercury pollution, “a potent neurotoxin that causes brain damage in babies,” according to the American Lung Association.
19 Things That People Did This Year That Helped Them Love Their Bodies
We asked people to share what they did to feel more comfortable in their own skin.
A Deep Space Flyby Is Happening Just As NASA Goes Silent
NASA has handed coverage of a deep space flyby encounter over to a contractor lab.
17 Inspiring Health Stories That Made The World Seem A Little Less Terrible
A lot of things in 2018 were terrible. These inspiring health-related stories are not.
21 Depressing AF Science And Health Stories From 2018
Just another year of climate change, sexual harassment, scientific fraud, and nuclear radiation!