Ouch. Sunscreen Makers Burn Us Again

Posted on 05/14/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSunscreen makers have had a year to come up with clearer labeling, but somehow just couldn’t get it done in time for this summer’s big sunscreen-buying season. So the government gave them a pass until winter. The Food and Drug Administration ordered changes to sunscreens last summer (after 33 years of study!) but gave makers until this June to get the revised bottles with new labels on the shelf, the Associated Press reports. The idea was to help consumers know …

The Takeaway: Life Expectancy; Public Transportation

Posted on 06/15/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayUpdated: Want to know how long you’ll live? Check a map: “Life expectancy in most U.S. counties lags behind that of the world’s healthiest nations, in some cases by 50 years or more, according to a new analysis of government data.” Older people face public transportation crisis. For members of a generation who built a staunch reputation for active living and independence, the day one has to stop driving is hard.