For generations, Johnson& Johnson baby powder has been a symbol of healthy baby care. But this week a second jury decided that Johnson and Johnson failed to warn a woman of the increased risks of ovarian cancer from their baby powder– and awarded her $52 million in damages. . But does baby powder pose a real health hazard? Its not a simple yes and no answer.
Baby Powder 101
Most brands of baby powder are made from talc. This natural mineral contains magnesium, oxygen, silicates, and asbestos. We use the powder between our thighs to reduce chafing and on sanitary napkins, and diaphragms. Doctors believe that microscopic particles of talc are able to travel up the reproductive tract and become embedded in the ovries. … Continue Reading… →
June is Acne Awareness Month and it seemed like the perfect time to search out the best new acne care options. Acne is an equal opportunity pest. It affects men and women, young and old and every culture and country. That’s the bad news. The good news? I’ve got five new options for your acne fighting tool kit.
1. Dapsone Gel for Acne
Oral Dapsone was originally used to treat leprosy, malaria, and parasites. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, it is now used in gel form to manage acne. Sold under the trade name of Aczone, it attacks acne from different angles. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. It works beautifully with Retin A, clindamycin, and salicylic acid. However it can turn the skin yellow … Continue Reading… →
Question: I recently saw on ABC news that the FDA has criticized Strivectin and its anti-aging claims. What does this mean? Is it dangerous? I’ve used it three months. Can I get my money back?
Answer: Don’t worry! The FDA did not say Strivectin was harmful. Their official letter to the company challenged their claims and promises made about several products:
1. “Clinically proven to change anatomy of wrinkle”
2. “This superb age-fighting serum is super charged with potent elastin stimulating peptides
3. “Potent elastin-stimulating peptides help enhance skin structure”
Elastin and its big brother, collagen are the fibers in the skin which keep it firm and smooth. As age and sunlight weaken these fibers, lines and wrinkles will develop. But anything that can actually increase growth of elastin or collagen is … Continue Reading… →