Covid-19 vs. The Black Plague

Do you believe Covid-19 today is worse than the Black Plague in the mid-1600s in Europe? Both are pandemics. That is epidemics that travel internationally and are larger and more widespread. The plague is an acute, severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacterium is found in fleas and wild rodents such as…

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THE DECLINE OF RAZOR BLADES AND THE GROWTH OF BEARDS

  Who started the started the stubble-fashion and why are so many men choosing it? Shaving is the removal of hair by using a razor or any other kind of bladed implement, to slice it down—to the level of the skin. I believe those scruffy beards men are sporting today make them look too lazy to…

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ANTI-AGING COSMETICS EFFICACY AND CELEBRITIES

I have good news and bad news about the anti-aging cosmetics being hyped by celebrities today. The good news is that some of them have ingredients that are active on the skin and may have benefits. The bad news is if those ingredients are active, their producers may be breaking the law. Ivanka Trump’s Cosmetics The…

SCAM:”FREE” IS NOT REALLY FREE

I wanted to know what the ingredients were in the widely promoted “new” miracle anti-aging products. Since I have written seven editions of A Consumers’ Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (Crown Publishers), I wanted to find out about the ingredients. I sent for various “free” samples of the products. I filled out my address and foolishly gave them my credit card number for the $4.95 “delivery fee”. A few days later, I looked at my monthly credit card bill and there were numerous debits for $89-$95 for my “Free samples” (To be automatically taken out every month).

NEW BLOOD TEST TO DETECT BREAST CANCER

I am scheduled for a yearly mammogram and I am not looking forward to it. The routine is a vise-like squeeze and an x-ray. I always told my sisters that if a man had to undergo the procedure with his male appendage, a new test would be soon be developed. Now progress toward a less…

TOOTHPASTE TROUBLES

My mouth and gums were red and sore. Since I write so much about ingredients (Consumeringredients.com), I assumed it was probably the “whitening “in my new toothpaste since I did not have any new food or medicine that might cause the discomfort. In a hurry, I rushed into big chain pharmacy to buy a toothpaste…

Cosmetic Regulations Facing the Trumps

Donald Trump, our president-elect, colors his hair and uses make-up to touch up his allegedly tanning- bed-colored skin. His daughter, Ivanka, has her own line of perfume and make-up. Will the chroni… Source: Cosmetic Regulations Facing the Trumps

WARNING LETTERS FROM THE FDA

  Thought you would like to read yourself about the FDA and warnings to cosmetic manufacturers. Below are the Agency’s effort to control the claims which may intrigue you. The Warning Letters appearing below illustrate an important legal distinction, the difference between a cosmetic and a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

COMING CLEAN ABOUT SOAP

The Food and Drug Administration on September 2 2016 banned the use of triclosan an ingredient in nearly half of the liquid soaps and triclocarbon used in many bar soaps. The Agency based th… Source: COMING CLEAN ABOUT SOAP