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Drug Makers Repay Consumers for 'Missed' Eye Drops? Supreme Court May Decide

ACSH - Apr 03 2018 - 07:04

Oftentimes eye drops do not end up where they are needed. Now, purchasers of eye expensive drops like those used to treat glaucoma – as well as the companies that make them – are now turning their collective gaze towards the U.S. Supreme Court, for a different kind of solution.

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Snorting Condoms And Other Really, Really Bad Ideas

ACSH - Apr 02 2018 - 23:04

The lure of page views and viral videos strikes again. A not-so-new disturbing trend of snorting condoms is in good company with other misguided, dangerous fads. 

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If Coffee Needs a Cancer Warning, Then Houses Need a Ghost Warning

ACSH - Apr 02 2018 - 20:04

The coffee lawsuit has turned science upside-down by requiring coffee companies to prove that their product isn’t unsafe. That is absurd, not only because it violates 400 years of common sense about coffee, but because it is impossible to prove a negative. Science also cannot prove that ghosts aren’t real. Perhaps all California residences should carry a poltergeist warning, just in case.

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Home DNA Kits Lack Accuracy

ACSH - Apr 02 2018 - 12:04

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests, like those sold by 23andMe and others, are increasing in both the number of people using them and the breadth of information that they provide.

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Home Alone- The Way A Chemical Scare Group Wants You To Dine

ACSH - Apr 02 2018 - 08:04

Another chemical scare group has a brilliant message: Don't eat at restaurants. The phthalates from plastic wrap and gloves will get you. If you eat at home they still will, just not as fast Mega-stupid.

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