Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

Did corporate greed fuel inflation?  It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote-most Democrats for, all … Read more

Amtrak train derailment survivor details crash, journey back

Amtrak train derailment survivor details crash, journey back

On a spring evening in 2015, Geralyn Ritter sprinted through Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to catch her New York-bound train. The next thing she knew, she was hooked up to a ventilator at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, fighting for her life. “I remember a flash of realization that we were tipping over, and I remember … Read more

They Ate Daily Harvest’s Lentil ‘Crumbles’ and Ended Up in the ER. They Were Offered $ 10 for Their Trouble.

They Ate Daily Harvest’s Lentil ‘Crumbles’ and Ended Up in the ER.  They Were Offered $ 10 for Their Trouble.

Jenna Dargenzio was excited to dig into her first Daily Harvest delivery. On May 11, she whipped up the subscription service’s French lentil and leek “crumbles,” part of a PR package that the company hoped she would peddle to her 66,000 followers on TikTok. The finished product looks and functions much like seasoned bits of … Read more

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market

In a separate statement on Thursday, Juul said it is seeking a stay and will consider appealing the decision. After reviewing Juul’s applications seeking marketing authorization for its products, the FDA said it determined that the applications lacked “sufficient evidence” regarding the toxicological profile of the products in order to demonstrate that marketing of the … Read more

FDA bans July e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

FDA bans July e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

WASHINGTON (AP) – US health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. The action is part of a sweeping effort by the Food and Drug Administration to bring scientific scrutiny to the … Read more

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

LONDON (AP) – The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the terminal and into a big tent … Read more

Covid: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies from vaccination and prior infection, studies suggest

Covid: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies from vaccination and prior infection, studies suggest

However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide substantial protection against severe disease, and vaccine makers are working on updated shots that might elicit a stronger immune response against the variants. “We observed 3-fold reductions of neutralizing antibody titers induced by vaccination and infection against BA4 and BA5 compared with BA1 and BA2, which are … Read more

This Electronic Tattoo Can Measure Your Blood Pressure Better Than a Smartwatch

This Electronic Tattoo Can Measure Your Blood Pressure Better Than a Smartwatch

Getting a new tattoo isn’t only about looking cool (or making a decision you’ll regret years later) —it could also save your life. At least, that’s the idea behind a new electronic tattoo that can continuously and unobtrusively measure your blood pressure. In a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, a team from … Read more

Infant safe sleep guidellines updated, but message is same: Put baby flat on back, alone.

Infant safe sleep guidellines updated, but message is same: Put baby flat on back, alone.

“We know that many parents choose to share a bed with a child, for instance, perhaps to help with breastfeeding or because of a cultural preference or a belief that it is safe,” said Dr. Rebecca Carlin, who coauthored the guidelines and technical report from the AAP Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas?  Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more