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Botox isn’t just for wrinkles anymore

Written by The Sarcasmist on June 23, 2011 | Comments (4)

In the olden days, botox was for wrinkly older people, but it turns out it has uses other than the temporary elimination of wrinkles. It can also stop your palms from sweating, which is apparently a big problem; however, there are some unintended consequences, it seems. A 17-year-old girl in the U.S. who had botox ... Read More

Television kills

Written by The Sarcasmist on June 16, 2011 | Comments (6)

A new study states that people who spend more hours watching TV are more likely to die, or develop diabetes and heart disease. Even watching two hours of television per day has a significant impact on these statistics. “The message is simple. Cutting back on TV watching is an important way to reduce sedentary behaviours ... Read More

Los Angeles School District bans flavored milk

Written by The Sarcasmist on June 15, 2011 | Comments (3)

Even though the Los Angeles School District is denying it, it seems like Jamie Oliver’s  (the British TV chef) push for a healthier school menu has paid off somewhat. The L.A. Unified became the largest school district  yet to stop serving flavored milk to help fight childhood obesity. Starting July 1st, L.A. Unified schools will ... Read More

Inhaler leaves users breathless

Written by The Sarcasmist on June 15, 2011 | Comments (3)

U.S. and British researchers have released the results of a study which indicate that the use of a particular mist inhaler produced by Pfizer could increase the risk of dying by its users by 52 percent. The inhaler is used by people with lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. “What we think is going ... Read More

Carcinogenic poultry ok for people outside the U.S.

Written by The Sarcasmist on June 8, 2011 | Comments (2)

We often worry about big corporations not giving a rat’s patootie about people, but Pfizer has surprised many by voluntarily suspending the sales of a poultry drug, which increases levels of carcinogens in chickens, in the United States. The drug is used to help control an intestinal parasitic disease. But let’s not get side-tracked by ... Read More

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