Here’s Why You Should Stop Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste

Toothpaste manufacturers are now offering formulas with activated charcoal, promising that its porous particles suck up stains and tartar. But research in the British Dental Journal suggests that charcoal toothpaste may be... Read more »

Canadians’ trust in science falling, poll suggests

Students check out a robotic rover at the Canada-Wide Science Fair at Carleton University in Ottawa in 2018. New research suggests that the trust Canadians place in science may be eroding. (Patrick... Read more »

Newark officials say temporary filters 97% successful in removing lead from water

(Reuters) – Preliminary lead testing in New Jersey’s largest city, where old pipes are blamed for leaching the toxic metal into drinking water, show temporary filters are at least 97% successful in... Read more »

Aid group says vaccine ‘rationing’ in Congo is hampering Ebola fight

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is “rationing” Ebola vaccines in Democratic Republic of Congo, with access controls meaning too few people at risk are being protected in an outbreak of... Read more »

Nonverbal signals can create bias against larger groups

If children are exposed to bias against one person, will they develop a bias against that person’s entire group? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia social... Read more »

Tiny, biocompatible laser could function inside living tissues

Scientists have developed a tiny nanolaser that can function inside of living tissues without harming them. Just 50 to 150 nanometers thick, the laser is about 1/1,000th the thickness of a single... Read more »

How fungal biofilm structure impacts lung disease

Findings from an innovative new study led by researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published this week in Nature Microbiology reveal that the way in which human fungal pathogens form... Read more »

9 gripe water brands recalled because of microbial contamination

Gripe water is marketed as a gentle antacid to relieve a baby’s minor stomach upsets. (Shutterstock) Various brands of gripe water used to treat stomach upset in babies are under recall because... Read more »

German court rules hangovers are ‘illness’

Frankfurt am Main, Germany – A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an “illness”, in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in... Read more »

Diabetes drug victims demand justice in French trial

Mediator, prescribed to diabetic and overweight patients, is believed to be linked to 1,000 to 2,000 deaths, according to a 2010 study. (Charles Platiau/Reuters) Victims of a diabetes drug suspected in hundreds... Read more »