Daily Press, August 1, 2022: Science says later school start times are healthier. We explain that “If you were designing something to make it very difficult for high school students to learn and concentrate, starting classes at 8 or earlier is what you would design.” But some students disagree.Read More »
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Bipartisan bill on antibiotics faces crucial stretch
The Hill, August 1, 2022: A health care bill is facing criticism from some experts who say it could lead to huge spending on new antibiotic drug development that may not improve patient outcomes in the long run. We point out that it could increase antibiotic resistance rather than solve the problem.Read More »
Over-the-counter birth control? Drugmaker seeks FDA approval
Associated Press, July 11, 2022: For the first time, a pharmaceutical company has asked for permission to sell a birth control pill over the counter in the U.S. Birth control pills are safer than pregnancy, but they are sometimes taken for other reasons.Read More »
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.Read More »
These machines to help people breathe were recalled a year ago. Many still use them
Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2022: CPAP, BiPAP, and other ventilators made by Philips that help people stay alive were recalled more than a year ago. But patients haven’t been informed and others can’t live without them unless there is a replacement device that they can afford. FDA is now pressuring Philips to replace them.Read More »