The Fit List: Sporty and health-conscious buys from skincare to activewear

If you’re into fitness, you’re probably interested in looking after your body inside and out. From plant-based protein snacks and probiotic skincare to high-fashion loungewear and printed swimsuits, this week’s Fit List is all about looking and feeling good. Plus Sweaty Betty takes a big step in the right direction with their new inclusive activewear range including modest sports gear […]

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New web tool offers many capabilities vital to bacteria mutation research

In 1943, two scientists named Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria conducted an experiment to show that bacteria can mutate randomly, independent of external stimulus, such as an antibiotic that threatens a bacterial cells' survival. Today the Luria-Delbrück experiment is widely used in laboratories for a different purpose–scientists use this classic experiment to determine microbial mutation rates. When performing the Luria-Delbrück […]

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FDA Approves Rezipres

FDA Approves Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride injection) for Hypotension During Anesthesia DEER PARK, Ill., June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: ETON) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride injection) for the treatment of clinically important hypotension occurring in the setting of anesthesia. “We are excited to see the approval […]

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Look, I’d like to think that by now we all know the benefits of exfoliating. For the folks in the back: Exfoliation removes dead cells from the top layer of your skin to help brighten your complexion, and let your skin-care products penetrate deeper into your skin (making them work better). Then there are peels: the closest thing to having […]

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Fighting COVID-19 surge, South Africa increases restrictions

Confronted with a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, South Africa has returned to tighter restrictions on public gatherings and liquor sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tuesday night. The new infections threaten the health systems in several parts of the country, said Ramaphosa in a nationally televised address. Hospital admissions due to COVID-19 have increased by 59% over the […]

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Many Cosmetics

People may be absorbing and ingesting potentially toxic chemicals from their cosmetic products, a new study suggests. Researchers found high fluorine levels in most of the waterproof mascara, liquid lipsticks, and foundations they tested, indicating the probable presence of what’s known as PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Many of these chemicals were not included on the product labels, making […]

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People may be absorbing and ingesting potentially toxic chemicals from their cosmetic products, a new study suggests. Researchers found high fluorine levels in most of the waterproof mascara, liquid lipsticks, and foundations they tested, indicating the probable presence of what’s known as PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Many of these chemicals were not included on the product labels, making […]

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Survey: Europeans drank less alcohol in first months of the pandemic

On average, European drinkers surveyed from 21 countries reported reducing their alcohol consumption during the first months of the pandemic. A decline in the frequency of heavy episodic drinking events likely drove the decrease in overall alcohol consumption. Drinkers from the United Kingdom stood out for reporting an increase in overall alcohol consumption. The average consumption reported by Irish respondents […]

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EU wants faster vaccine production in "age of pandemics"

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sticks an EU flag label during a visit at the factory of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer in Puurs, Belgium April 23, 2021. John Thys /Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union plans to boost its early warning system and have a permanent capacity to produce about 300 million vaccines […]

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