Health Care & Safety

High-End Scrubs? How a Former Nike Exec Sees the Future of Medical Apparel
January 13, 2021 at 10:32 am

A former Nike executive is starting his own medical apparel company, taking some of the lessons he’s learned from one of the world’s premier apparel brands to the uniforms and workwear sector. Lago, formed by Michael Tang, who most recently served in Nike’s corporate strategy department, will incorporate sustainability practices and high-end design...

Government Drops $15K Fee for Distilleries Producing Hand Sanitizer
January 11, 2021 at 1:14 pm

In the spring, when PPE products like hand sanitizer were in low supply from traditional manufacturers, alcohol distilleries stepped in and used their own facilities to help boost supply. Now, almost a year after the initial shutdowns in the U.S., those distilleries that answered the call were hit with an unexpected charge...

2020 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Feel-Good Stories of the Year
December 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Throughout a rough year, we’ve been lucky enough to report on stories that restored our faith in humanity or just made us chuckle. So, with that, on this Monday (also the shortest day of the year), we figured we could use a little dose of positivity with our favorite feel-good stories from 2020...

Pepsi's Branded Home Spa Kit Is Here to Help You Relax (and Smell Like Pepsi)
December 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

Pepsi launched a sweepstakes last week where customers can tweet the #PepsiSpa hashtag and tag a friend. If selected, they’ll receive a Pepsi-branded spa kit that includes a Pepsi-scented sugar scrub, a Pepsi Blue face mask and a Pepsi-scented bath bomb. The bath bomb has a pretty ingenious design...

Ohio Doctor Invents Pen Sanitizing Device for Keeping Office Pens Clean
December 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Sharing pens isn’t like it used to be. There are sanitary measures that we haven’t really had to take until recently, at least outside of medical facilities. But a doctor in Ohio thinks he’s found a way to keep his current batch of pens without having to risk the spread of any disease or viruses...

Navitor Launches Scent Check to Support COVID-19 Loss of Smell Symptom Screening
November 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Navitor, North Mankato, Minn., has partnered with scientific experts to develop Scent Check, an early detector test used to identify loss of smell. The product comes at a time when businesses and private organizations across the country need tools to support return-to-workplace symptom screening. More than 140,000 tests have been…