Health Care & Safety

Researchers Develop USB Device to Diagnose HIV
December 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

British researchers at Imperial College in London teamed up with hardware developers to create a new way to diagnose HIV using a USB device plugged into a computer that analyzes blood. According…

Canada Moves to Ban Microbeads in Personal Care Items
November 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

This month, Canada took steps toward banning the sale of personal hygiene products containing the small plastic pieces known as microbeads in order to protect wildlife and the environment. Microbeads, typically found in…

FDA Bans Some Antibacterial Chemicals in Soaps
September 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Friday stating that companies can no longer market consumer antibacterial soap products including certain active ingredients. The ruling said that manufacturers did not demonstrate that certain ingredients are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in terms of…

Randall's Island Park to Provide Free Sunscreen Dispensers
August 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

In an effort to reduce the risks and effects of sun exposure, Randall's Island Park in New York City will install sunscreen dispensers. According to a press release from the Randall's Island Park Alliance…

Loot Crate Recalls Oven Mitts After Hundreds of Injury Complaints
July 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

What's something you look for in an oven mitt? I think most of you would answer, "Not making my hands burn." Well, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Loot Crate is recalling its Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet oven…

Using Gifts and Giveaways to Promote Wellness
July 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

The Rising Trend in Personal Care Good marketing, and the products or services being promoted, seek to identify and fill a void within the consumer’s present life. For millions of individuals, that void often centers around wellness and personal care. An overlooked yet deadly serious element of daily life, self-care is an activity or habit…

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the first installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel categories. After thousands of votes were cast,…

Team USA, South Korea Debut New Olympic Uniforms
April 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm

The Olympic Flame is on the move and the countdown is on: 100 days until the games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. But the reveal of Team USA’s closing ceremony uniforms has us excited for the big finale, too. Meanwhile, the unveiling of additional outfits for South Korea's athletes draws attention to the importance to stay protected against the Zika virus...

Are Shock Bands the Next Wearable Frontier?
April 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Lately, wearables have been in the news for everything from saving lives to uncovering lies. But wearable devices have only begun to scratch the surface of their capabilities. According to Engadget, a wearables company, Pavlok,…

Coming Soon: A Fitbit for Your Brain
April 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Last week, we reported on the man whose Fitbit saved his life. Wearable fitness trackers are ubiquitous, and their potential hasn't even been fully realized. According to Newsweek, Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv, a company that manufactures electroencephalography (EEG) products for…