See The Stirring Anti-Palm Oil Ad Deemed Too Political For TV

A stirring television ad that highlights palm oil’s massive wildlife destruction has been barred from TV broadcast in the U.K. after it was deemed too political.The animated film shows an orangutan making a child’s bedroom its home after its mother and rainforest habitat were destroyed by growers of palm oil, a vegetable oil that’s found…

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Disabled People With Chronic Health Issues Face A World Of Inaccessibility

AzmanJaka via Getty Images A depressingly high level of inaccessibility has become the norm when it comes to 21st century medicine. I visit my pain doctor on a monthly basis. Sometimes I get trigger point injections ― shots of lidocaine into my muscles to stop them from spasming, a frequent occurrence due to my degenerative…

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The FDA Just Approved An Opioid 10 Times More Powerful Than Fentanyl

The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new opioid formulation this month, even as critics warned that it would likely be abused. The drug, called Dsuvia, is a synthetic opioid that’s 10 times more powerful than fentanyl, the potent synthetic opioid implicated as a driving force in the 72,000 drug overdose deaths the United States…

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FDA To Restrict Sales Of Fruit And Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit- and candy-flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in the teenage use of e-cigarettes.The ban means only tobacco, mint and…

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Controversial Campaign Calls People With Down Syndrome ‘Endangered Species’

A Canadian advocacy group for people with Down syndrome is getting backlash over an admittedly “edgy” campaign that compares people with the condition to animals.The Canadian Down Syndrome Society wants the International Union for the Conservation of Nature to add people with Down syndrome to its endangered species list. They would be the first humans on the list, which…

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