Toxic chemicals lurk at playgrounds

E&E News, July 8, 2022: The sight of rubber surfaces on playgrounds concerns Dr. Diana Zuckerman, “because as president for the National Center for Health Research she has testified in front of multiple municipal and even state governments about the toxic chemicals that can lurk on those playground surfaces.” They look very pretty and feel spongy if a child falls, but the evidence shows the toxic chemicals in these surfaces can be harmful to children.

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Costly Alzheimer’s treatment is spreading around the world, with virtually no science to back it up

Stat News, June 1, 2022: Thousands of patients have undergone a type of “shockwave therapy” called transcranial pulse stimulation (TPS) for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. The Neurolith device costs patients thousands of dollars but isn’t proven to work. It is not FDA approved for use in the U.S. but Boris Kawliche, a Florida psychiatrist, has been offering TPS at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry clinic since November. Snake oil or treatment?

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