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Disappearing From Store Shelves

As if the Celebrex controversy wasn't enough for them, Pfizer is now dealing with another problem, this time regarding Listerine: correcting a claim that some probably suspected was bogus to begin with! According to the Associated Press, (via Yahoo) Pfizer will spend $2 million to replace advertising a judge called...
Fun & LaughsLife

Wristband Red Flags

Feeling under the weather? Then you'd better remove that rubber bracelet...just in case. They come in a wide selection of colors, but the most famous is the Lance Armstrong "LiveStrong" yellow bracelets. The Lance Armstrong Foundation has sold 28 million in 60 countries. But there are plenty of others choices,...
Fun & LaughsLife

Hanging Around a While?

I recently subscribed to Time magazine, news that should make AOL's corporate parent happy. Besides the fact that I'm trying to make more time to read, I also figured at least one benefit of subscribing to Time would be that they could then stop offering me a senior citizen's discount...
Life

Quite A Relationship

Here's an interesting story for animal lovers. NBC News reported recently on new research into how petting a dog can improve your mood. "We have known for some time that people enjoy interacting with dogs, that they feel happy when they interact with dogs, but we have never known the...
GovernmentLife

One More Notch in the Belt

So it seems American consumers know who to blame for their expanding waistlines after all. A new study finds that a vast majority of American consumers -- 83 percent! -- believe that eating responsibly and controlling obesity is the responsibility of individuals, not of food product marketers, the government or...
CrimeLifePersonal

On Drinking

How do I feel about people who throw caution to the wind to get absolutely blasted out of their minds? An acquaintance of mine has recently made me consider this question by doing just that. Identifying the person I'm talking about would serve no public good, so I won't do...
Life

They’re Scared NOW??

The porn industry in California has been rocked by an HIV scare, as two performers have recently tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. As a result, adult movie production there is under a two-month shutdown. Mary Carey, a porn star who ran for governor of California, gave...
Life

McDonald’s Deserves a Break Today!

I'm really beginning to feel sorry for McDonald's. No matter what they do, they just can't win. Before announcing a series of steps to make their menu healthier, everybody accused them of trying to make America fat with their cheeseburgers and salty french fries. After announcing a series of steps,...
Life

Downsizing the Supersized

There is news that McDonald's has made a decision to stop the madness over Supersizing fries and drinks. By the end of the year, the fast food giant will remove the "supersize" option from its menus. McDonald's claims the move was prompted by the need to simplify the menu, which...
BloggingLife

An Incredible Journal

This is not something I do very often. But tonight, I feel the need to recommend someone else's journal. Completely by accident, I stumbled upon a journal called, Watching My Sister...Disappear. I'm very glad I did. This is the story of Mary Louise Ross Harris, who is watching her beloved...
Pet Peeves

Sonogram Pictures

Oh, the things that offend us... A writer consults "Miss Manners" today about the proper response to give someone who thrusts unsolicited sonogram photos at you with the expectation that you want to see the work-in-progress. "These photographs cause me to feel a little queasy," the writer states. Queasy? From...
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