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In Historic Announcement, the World Health Organization (WHO) Proposes Removing Cannabis From Most Dangerous Drug Category

Following a lengthy review process, international opponents of the ‘war on drugs’ are applauding the World Health Organization (WHO) move toward removing cannabis from its placement...

Clinical Research Begins On Cannabis Inhalers Offering Immediate Pain Relief to Cancer Patients in Israel Who Can’t Smoke

As a means of providing immediate pain relief for cancer patients, scientists have begun conducting clinical research on delivering medical cannabis concentrates through an...

India Has Saved Thousands of Lives by Increasing Sanitation Coverage from 40% to 90% in Just Four Years

The nation's most significant cleanliness campaign has reportedly prevented thousands of children dying from sanitation-related causes in just 4 years.

Instead of Watching Farmers Contribute to Pollution, IKEA is Recycling Their Waste Into Products

IKEA has come up with an ingenious strategy that will benefit rural farmers while simultaneously reducing air pollution by 33%.

Dogs Could Be the Key to Turning the Tide Against Malaria

Continuing the global battle against malaria, scientists are using a novel tool for the fight: sniffer dogs. In recent tests, trained sniffer dogs were able...

Good News in History, October 26

On this day 48 years ago, the comic strip Doonesbury first premiered in 28 newspapers. Created by cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the Yale school...

Acupuncture Could Be a Non-Pharmaceutical Source of Pain Relief for Those Resisting Opioids

As WHO is set to recognize traditional Chinese medicine, these organizations are pushing for acupuncture as a form of pain relief for recovering addicts.

Maternal Survival Rates Are Soaring to New Highs – and Part of it is Thanks to Folk Songs

More women and infants are surviving pregnancy thanks to a host of preventative measures, the most interesting of which is folk songs.

How to Get Over the Shame You May Feel About Going to Rehab

Getting help for your addiction can be a scary process, but that doesn't mean that you should be discouraged from giving it a shot – so here are a few ways you can overcome those fears.

World is Encouraged to Ditch Trans Fats By 2023, Thanks to New Plan

A new initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) has the potential to save millions of lives from the dangers of unhealthy food. On...

Good News in History, May 17

On this day 55 years ago, the first Monterey Folk Festival opened in Monterey, California. The 3-day festival featured Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and...

Good News in History, April 7

70 years ago today, the World Health Organization was established by the United Nations. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid...

In Bid to Combat Obesity, a Simple Patch Turns Energy-storing Fats into Energy-burning Fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials. The solution aims to “use a person's own body fats...

Here’s Your Antidote to Current Events: Positive News About 10 Death Rates That Keep Going Down

While the media today might cause you to believe that we're surrounded by death and destruction, these positive trends will convince you many things are improving.

Let’s Examine the Myth That Big Pharma Doesn’t Want to Cure Cancer

The pharmaceutical industry has delivered substantial health advances to humanity over the last several decades. They have developed medication that has prolonged the lives...

AIDS is No Longer the Leading Cause of Death in Africa

Thanks to the tireless efforts devoted to education and treatment of the disease, a new report says that HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading...

World’s First Museum of Happiness to Open in UK

The world's first Museum of Happiness is set to open its doors in September. Though the Museum of Happiness has been a nonprofit organization for...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Help Prevent Deaths in 3 African Countries

The world's first notably effective malaria vaccine is set to save thousands of lives throughout Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi starting in 2018. The World Health...

Physician Invents Reconstructive Surgery For Female Genital Mutilation

There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation. A surgeon in Penn Medicine's Center...

180 Countries Adopt Landmark Public Health Decisions on Tobacco

The World Health Organization's global tobacco treaty negotiations ended with several amendments that will help protect public health care policies.