• 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

  • 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

  • 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