• 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

  • Calling The Shots

    Back then, there was the kegger. Now, there is the pregame. Back then, we “ralphed.” Now, they “blackout.” Ah, the good old days. Excessive drinking among restless youth has always given adults cause for concern....   Read More

  • Your Epidermis Is Showing

    Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to stash your sunblock with your beach towels. Skin cancer rates are rocketing, and sun protection is more important than ever. More than 3...   Read More

  • Tax the Juul

    Buy a pack of Marlboros in New York City, and you will pay $5.85 in cigarette taxes. Buy a Juul e-cigarette device and liquid nicotine pod, and you won’t be taxed a penny. The total...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More