Posts made in January, 2016


Lots of us are guilty of seeking a “warm” skin tone via tanning salons. But medical studies show an epidemic of melanoma diagnoses among women under 30, i.e., the biggest users of indoor tanning. Women with a melanoma diagnosis before age 30 had an almost 100% positive history for indoor tanning. Of 63 young women with melanoma diagnoses, 61 had used indoor tanning. Apparently it’s not a coincidence that younger women reported earlier...

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E. coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle restaurants have sickened at least 58 people across several states, including problems in Oklahoma. (12/21/15 Update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) CDC has an ongoing investigation. Food and Drug Administration investigators are also searching for the cause of the E. coli outbreaks, which began in October and November. “Nothing has been ruled out as a root cause,” said an...

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Keyless “push button” ignitions inherent design defect and carbon monoxide danger. 19 deaths since 2009. With car keys on the way out, greater dangers exist as cars are accidently left running and the fumes spew into living quarters. Cars idle quietly and the driver walks away not realizing the fumes are still spewing form the tail pipe. Keyless ignitions are standard in 245 car models and optional in about 31 others, Edmunds.com....

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