Author: Erin Elizabeth

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder

On Thursday, after just 8 hours of deliberations, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that their ovarian cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. This comes after J&J paid $80 million in punitive damages (in addition to the $37 million in compensatory damages they were ordered to pay) to Stephen Lanzo III last month. Lanzo, a retired banker, developed mesothelioma after using the asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products Shower to Shower and Baby Powder from 1972 to 2003. And after a Missouri state jury ordered...

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Just try not to laugh when doing this exercise

Fitness trends come and go, and time will tell if the latest craze is here to stay: goat yoga. That’s right, yoga sessions with goats. The CBS News video above features some of the instructors and enthusiasts of this unusual pairing. At Laughing Frog Yoga studio in Santa Monica, California, pygmy goats Floyd and Rosco are part of the ensemble. According to Michelle Tritten of Hello Critter Care, goats have the uncanny ability to “bring out the best in people.” Many others agree. Lainey Morse, one of the first to introduce goat yoga to the world in 2016 at...

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Did fracking cause the Hawaii volcano eruption?

Jon Rappoport, Guest, Waking Times On the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant. It is the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant, in Puna. There is a long-running debate about whether PGV is fracking. The debate may be a matter of terminology, because in the geothermal process, as hawaiifracking.com reports, “…the drilling and the injection of cold water into hot rocks used in geothermal energy plants does fracture the rocks, which can induce earthquakes and through contamination of the atmosphere and water tables can affect our health and safety.” RELATED STORY:...

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Aspartame: By far the most dangerous substance added to most foods today

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of...

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Overcoming adrenal fatigue naturally

In the last decade, the pace of life (and all that comes with it, i.e., stress) has increased. If you’ve not yet dealt with adrenal fatigue it’s likely that you will at some point in your life. In fact, “Many proponents of this condition estimate that almost every person can experience adrenal fatigue, also known as hypoadrenia, to some degree at a particularly stressful point in his or her life.”1 RELATED STORY: 5 things you should know about Adrenal Fatigue If this is the first you are hearing about adrenal fatigue, you may be experiencing it right now but haven’t...

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