Interesting NY Times article on the science and future research on itching.

Concerning article about the poor quality control and fraud in medications made in India, which now make up 40% of the generic and OTC medications consumed in the US.

Next time you are using an exfoliating facial or body scrub with microbeads check to make sure that is does not contain plastic. Unfortunately, these plastic microbeads are too small to be filtered out of water treatment plants and are being increasingly found as pollutants in areas like the Great Lakes.

If your favorite product does contain plastic microbeads consider switching to one that uses natural exfoliating materials, such as pumice, oatmeal, apricot or walnut husks, which is found in Burt’s Bees or St. Ives products.

Interesting article about the increase in peanut allergies in children-