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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...

Cannabis Can Be 30x More Powerful Than Aspirin for Inflammation, Says New Study Eyeing Future Opioid Substitute

The researchers say that the discovery could help create a natural—and potent—form of pain relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers.

Nevada Bans Discrimination Against Any Job Seekers Testing Positive for Marijuana Except in Public Safety

This first-of-its-kind piece of legislation will protect thousands of marijuana users from facing potential discrimination while applying for jobs.

Inspired By High School Book, Scientists Create Rose-Shaped Water Purifier That Only Costs 2 Cents to Make

Scientists have created a cheap, portable water purifier that is modeled after the shape of a rose thanks to some poetic inspiration from Alexandre Dumas.

Scientists Use New ‘Holy Grail’ Gene Therapy to Heal Damage Caused By Heart Attacks and it Could Save Millions

This is the first successful demonstration of scientists using gene therapy to help a heart repair itself following a heart attack.

CBD Reduces Cravings and Anxiety in People With Heroin Use Disorder, Says New Study

This new study shows that CBD oil could be an exceptional new tool for recovering drug users to kick opioid addiction for good.

Good News in History, May 17

65 years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, unanimously deciding (9-0) that US public...

How the Healing Properties of Irish Soil Apparently Hold the Key to Fighting Superbug Health Threat

A team of researchers has discovered that there may be more truth to Irish folklore than scientists give it credit for.

Good News in History, April 7

Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time was born 80 years ago today. His bout with polio as a youngster...

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...

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.