Monday, June 27, 2022
“THE DECLINE of the birth rate and the ageing of Japanese society is accelerating at unprecedented speed,” warns Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Given the scale of the problem, he told The Economist this week, the government must push for “impactful policies” to tackle it right away. He mentions a series of reforms, intended to…
More than two years since a Massachusetts ballot initiative authorized recreational marijuana use, the state’s first two non-medical marijuana emporiums are slated to open. These spots in Northampton and Leicester are the first such stores in the east, so crowds are expected to be heavy and will see police details to keep order, the Associated…
Enlarge / EnChroma glasses have always had both skeptics and true believers. Who's right? It's complicated. The much-touted EnChroma glasses don't help colorblind users see new colors; they merely let the colorblind see the same colors in a different way, according to a new study published in Optics Express by scientists at Spain's University of Granada.…
This piece is part of an ongoing series by Boston University’s Dr. Sandro Galea on the intricacies of health care and public health. As we approach the midterm elections, it is clear that health is a core priority for American voters. A Gallup poll taken earlier this year found that “the availability and affordability of…
Alzamend Neuro™ Secures New Licenses from USF to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Cocrystal Lithium-Based Therapy, “LiProSal™” Targets the Reduction of Agitation in Patients with AD Salt Lake City, UT - (Globe Newswire – October 29, 2018) - Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. (Alzamend™ or...
90% of kids breathe polluted air. A new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds that air pollution afflicts 90% of children around the world and contributes to 600,000 child deaths annually. Unsurprisingly, the numbers are far more dire in developing nations, where 98% of children under the age of 5 are exposed to more pollutants than…
Crowdfunding is big business for healthcare. GoFundMe alone has raised more than $5 billion in the last eight years, with one out of every three campaigns raising money to cover healthcare costs, according to GoFundMe’s CEO. Often, these campaigns are for the uninsured or underinsured, and help provide legitimate medical care. But other times, people…
As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, a debate is growing around whether greater availability of cannabis products is causing an increase in auto accidents. A report Thursday from a highway-safety research group supports the camp that believe the two are linked. The report, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said that car accidents…
Enlarge / Vaping with a satisfying release? The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11, that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The cocky company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd, even advertised…
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with a proliferation of new electronic cigarettes and a sharp rise in teen vaping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent letters to 21 electronic cigarette manufacturers seeking information to assess whether the products are being marketed illegally. FILE PHOTO: A woman smokes a Juul e-cigarette in New…