A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

Triclosan is an ubiquitous chemical, found in everything from body wash to lip gloss to deodorant to household cleaners to mouthwash. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration finalized its ban of triclosan.

A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

By Ed Cara (Gizmodo) Your daily gob of toothpaste or spritz of body spray might be inadvertently mucking up your antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. It found that a common household antimicrobial ingredient—triclosan—seemed to reduce the potency of antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections by a hundred-fold, at least in mice. Triclosan is an ubiquitous […]

World’s biggest bee found alive

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science.

World’s biggest bee found alive

By Helen Briggs (BBC) The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace’s giant bee, the insect is named after the British naturalist and explorer […]

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

By Kayleen Devlin and Rob Brown (BBC) Almost half of 16-24s say they don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time. But why? Trying to avoid a potentially awkward conversation just before having sex might have something to do with it. But having ‘the condom chat’ is more important than ever, […]

The Medical Malpractice Epidemic: Does Your Doctor Have a Hand in It?

Have you or a loved one been an unfortunate victim of medical malpractice?

Before making an appointment or stepping into your doctor’s office, do you have a general understanding of who your doctor is and his or her true intentions? As a patient, you should have a general understanding of who your doctors are.  Patients expect that they are getting the best care possible from their doctors.  According […]

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

The company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers.

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

(Mass Tort Nexus Media – January 2, 2019) Johnson & Johnson has hidden the fact that they’ve known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers. This may currently be due […]

What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods?

The European Union prohibits many food additives and various drugs that are widely used in American foods.

By Roni Caryn Rabin (The New York Times) The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. Europe also bars the use of several drugs that are used in farm animals in the United […]

Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life

If you want clarity in your life, you have to fight for it. Every day, you reflect on your activities and remove the clutter.

Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life

By Darius Foroux (DariusForoux.com) Do you ever feel like you’re completely lost in a world that keeps on racing? The world moves fast. One moment you’re excited about a new opportunity, and the other moment you feel totally hopeless for no particular reason. And if that’s not bad enough, there’s so much noise in the […]

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

Suspected persons with measles should be reported immediately to the Health Department.

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE (Oxiris Barbot, MD, Acting Commissioner) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2018 (347) 396-4177 HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS ELEVEN NEW CASES OF MEASLES IN BROOKLYN’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY, URGES ON TIME VACCINATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TRAVELING TO ISRAEL AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING MEASLES OUTBREAKS. There […]

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

“In 2018 alone, police have shot and killed 64 people with mental health disabilities.” - American Civil Liberties Union

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – New York is made up of diverse communities and along with them comes a line of defense.   To speak about what the New York Police Department (NYPD) expects of their officers, the agency has put together a mission statement.  According to the city’s official website, the department’s mission […]

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

“Several recent clinical studies have demonstrated that combination of THC and CBD can be an effective therapeutic option for patients with neuropathic pain and other types of chronic pain.” - The Journal of Experimental Medicine

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Multiple studies have shown that cannabis has various health benefits, including benefits for our physical and mental health. As the recreational use of cannabis is being legalized in various States, interest in its usage as well as research for its benefits have increased. CBD or Cannabidiol is derived from […]