Calif. Gov. Cuts Back on Bathing, Drinking Water Amid Drought Crisis

California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is doing his part by cutting back on showering and drinking water as the state continues to battle extreme drought. “I didn’t take a shower this morning,” the 77-year-old Democrat told reporters Friday after a meeting with Silicon Valley mayors in San Jose, Bloomberg reported. “We’ve installed a low-flow system […]

80 Percent of Sunscreens Don’t Work or Contain Harmful Ingredients: Report

Just in time for Memorial Day, the traditional kickoff of summer beach season, a new study finds 80 percent of sunscreens on the market don’t work as effectively as makers claim and/or contain potentially harmful ingredients. The analysis, published this week by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), found four out of five of 1,700 […]

Democrat Congresswoman Calls for National Ban on Tanning For Those Under 18

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) called for a national ban on the use of tanning devices, which she described as “essentially carcinogen delivery systems,” by those under 18, on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. “We need to keep pushing for a national ban, in my view, on the use of tanning devices by children,” said DeLauro. […]

White House: Pesticide Limits May Be Needed to Save Bees

Additional restrictions on pesticides may be needed to save honeybees and other pollinators that have been devastated over the past decade, a White House task force said. The government also should step up efforts to increase habitat for bees, butterflies and other species crucial to agriculture while boosting research on rapid population declines, the task […]

Hawaii Poised to Become 1st State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. “It’s definitely groundbreaking legislation,” said Jessica Yamauchi, executive director of the Coalition […]

Flu Season Will be ‘Significant’ With Weak Vaccine, Tamiflu Shortages

Pharmacies across the country are reporting intermittent shortages of Tamiflu, the main antiviral medication used to lessen influenza symptoms just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated the disease at epidemic levels. “For people in the risk categories, the young, the pregnant, people with diabetes, people over 65, if they do get […]

Mainstream Media Panics Over Dr. Oz Teaching Disease Prevention and Nutritional Self-Care

The pro-pharma, anti-nutrition mainstream media is engaged in an all-out panic over the success of Dr. Oz in teaching nutrition and disease prevention to the American public. Not surprisingly, all the usual suspects — media outlets funded by Big Pharma advertising money — have unleashed a wave of hit pieces against Dr. Oz, claiming his […]

Ibuprofen May Improve Longevity, Study Suggests

Regular doses of a common over-the-counter painkiller may lead to a longer, healthier life, researchers have found. In a study published Thursday in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics, researchers treated baker’s yeast, worms and flies with ibuprofen and saw that the treatment added about 15 percent more to the species’ lives. The treatment dose […]