• High-Tech Hearing

    The consumer electronics revolution is finally coming to the hearing aid marketplace, and millions of Americans stand to benefit. Not only are hearing aids now available online and at places like Costco, but a new...   Read More

  • Pretty/Dirty

    Your favorite skin and makeup products may make you look good but are they safe? The cosmetics industry is governed by laws made 80-years ago. Is it time to update legislation that allows the $62-billion-a-year...   Read More

  • The Therapist In Your Pocket

    With 10,000 mental health apps available, how can you find one that's right for you?   Read More

  • Do You Need a Measles Revax?

    It was an unscientific study, but one with startling results. Six people born and vaccinated against measles in the 1960s recently had blood tests for measles immunity. Only one was immune. Five others needed to...   Read More

  • Brain Teasers

    Drugs targeting amyloid brain plaque accumulation were heralded as the silver bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. No more. Clinical trial after clinical trial has failed. The latest flop is aducanumab. After encouraging preclinical results on...   Read More

  • Is Your Tax Return Safe?

    Ashish, a 42-year-old information technology professional, opened his mail this February to discover a prepaid debit card with a $1,000 advance on a tax refund for the year 2018. Funny thing was, Ashish hadn’t filed...   Read More

  • Is This Plastic Yours?

    Coca-Cola prides itself on being number one. Except when it comes to plastic pollution. Last year, the environmental activist group Greenpeace identified Coca-Cola as the number one polluting brand in its 2018 audit of 187,000...   Read More

  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • Big Sugar and Us

    It’s been a sweet year for Big Sugar. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the American Beverage Association beat back sugary drink taxes and their proponents in California, Arizona and Washington. The American Sugar Alliance succeeded in retaining...   Read More

  • Start Your (Electric) Engines

    So you didn’t get on the list for the Tesla Model 3? Too much hype? Too long a wait? Too worried about range, charging, price, maintenance, performance or manufacturing snafus? Don’t worry. Your options for...   Read More