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New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet

2019-01-17
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

2019-01-17
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame

2019-01-16
Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.

Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

2019-01-17
For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.

Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

2019-01-17
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

2019-01-15
Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.

Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

2019-01-14
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.

Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals

2019-01-14
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

2019-01-14
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.

What warmer oceans mean for the planet

2019-01-14
Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. But what happens when the oceans get warmer, and what does it mean for us?