Friday, April 30, 2010
Much to their mothers’ dismay, an increasing number of girls under the age of 12 have ditched lip gloss and other innocent fashion accessories in favor of more adult makeup. The New York Times reports, "...parents have been fighting a losing battle with the beauty industry, which now markets to children so aggressively that it invites a comparison to Big Tobacco’s efforts..."
The biotech, Dendreon (based in my lovely town of Seattle), has just received approval from the FDA to produce the first cancer-treatment vaccine in the U.S. Click here to read more about this ridiculously expensive drug that will be used to treat prostate cancer.
Eid worked in an unsterile office, humiliated his patients, failed to properly manage their pain, and was recently disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry for unprofessional conduct. Yet the University of Minnesota sees no reason not to renew his contract. “We didn’t feel it would be an inappropriate rehire,” says the Dean. "[Eid] was teaching with us for 20 years without incidents."
Read the whole story in the Minnesota Daily. (And see Mischke's brutal comments here.)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
"You wouldn't want your boyfriend/future husband feel ashamed because your hymen no longer existed..." - Revirgination.net, a site that specializes in information regarding this procedure.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
That’s the challenge for children with auditory processing disorder, a poorly understood syndrome that interferes with the brain’s ability to recognize and interpret sounds. It’s been estimated that 2 to 5 percent of children..." The New York Time reports here.
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Read more in the Strib.
Monday, April 19, 2010
RJ Reynolds is selling nicotine pellets that look like candy and dissolve like breath mints in your mouth. Critics say kids will see their parents enjoying them and will be tempted to try the pellets themselves. R.J. Reynolds says no. “Virtually every household has products that could be hazardous to children, like cleaning supplies, medicines, health and beauty products," said a spokesman for the company. A Harvard professor disagrees. “The difference here is that kids potentially will be watching grown-ups ingesting these products,” he said. “The last time I checked, we don’t have adults drinking toilet bowl cleanser in front of their kids.” Read more in the Times.