Microplastics in Air, Arsenic in Water, & 4/20 – HTS 17

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YouTube: Columbine survivor Michelle Wheeler reflects 20 years after tragedy

The Verge: Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text

Ars Technica: In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts for 1.5 million

CNET: Facebook’s privacy mishaps: Zuckerberg could be held accountable, report says

Engadget: Mental health apps are sharing data without proper disclosure

JAMA Network: Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation

CNET: Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records

Steps To Recovery Addiction Treatment Center Leaking PII

Forbes: Best Buy Continues To Bet On Digital Health With New TytoHome Deal

YouTube: TytoCare™ Overview

The Verge: US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

DHS: Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report

YouTube: RT: NASA is concerned over 5G potentially setting back weather forecast accuracy back 50 years

Washington Post: Critical weather data threatened by FCC ‘spectrum’ proposal, Commerce Dept. and NASA say

The Weather Network: 5G cell service may come at price of weather safety in U.S.

Hackaday: How 5G is Likely to Put Weather Forecasting at Risk

BBC: Instagram triggers my epilepsy

ABC 6: Large cache of counterfeit Juul products seized in Philadelphia

NY Times: Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes

The Next Web: Happy 4/20: Here’s some science to shut up the cannabis haters

Forbes: Marijuana Users Gain Less Weight Than Non-Users Despite The Munchies, Study Suggests

International Journal of Epidemiology:
Are cannabis users less likely to gain weight? Results from a national 3-year prospective study

Science Daily: CBD could help deliver medications to the brain

Molecular Pharmaceutics: Cannabidiol Enhances the Passage of Lipid Nanocapsules across the Blood–Brain Barrier Both in Vitro and in Vivo

YouTube: CBS Philly: Carl’s Jr. Selling CBD-Infused Burger On April 20

Inverse: How Carl’s Jr. Will Legally Sell a CBD Burger in Spite of FDA Disapproval

Japan Times: ‘Breaking Bad’? Shikoku professor allegedly instructed students to produce MDMA

Washington Post: USDA orders scientists to say published research is ‘preliminary’

CBS News: Amazon and Walmart testing program to let food-stamp recipients buy groceries online

NY Times: Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns

Science Daily: Researchers use gene editing with CRISPR to treat lethal lung diseases before birth

ABC 7: Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, study says

BBC: A rasher of bacon a day ‘ups cancer risk’

CNN: Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study

International Journal of Epidemiology: Diet and colorectal cancer in UK Biobank: a prospective study

CBS Sacramento: It’s Legal For Your Meat To Have Trace Amounts Of Fecal Matter

CNN: It’s legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter. A group of doctors want to change that

NY Times: Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.

PricePlow: Soylent Squared Ingredients: $18/lb for Soy, Corn Syrup, and Canola Oil

Investigation Finds Troubling Levels Of Arsenic In Bottled Water

Consumer Reports: Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels

CNN: Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded

NY Times: F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Forbes: Plenity Now Is FDA-Approved For Weight Management

Obesity: A Randomized, Double‐Blind, Placebo‐Controlled Study of Gelesis100: A Novel Nonsystemic Oral Hydrogel for Weight Loss

NY Times: Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

Forbes: A Sense Of Oneness May Be A Key To Happiness

Oneness Beliefs and Their Effect on Life Satisfaction

NY Times: Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

JAMA Network: Effect of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health and Economic Outcomes

Gizmodo: The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog

Scientific Reports: Dog owners are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than people without a dog: An investigation of the association between dog ownership and physical activity levels in a UK community

Inverse: Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

ScienceDaily: Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health

Science Daily: Critical errors in inhaler technique common in children with asthma

Journal of Hospital Medicine: Critical Errors in Inhaler Technique among Children Hospitalized with Asthma

BBC: How making bars of soap ‘started my life again’

National Geographic: Microplastics are raining down from the sky

Wired: A Shocking Find Shows Just How Far Wind Can Carry Microplastics

YouTube: EuroNews: New study shows microplastics have reached remote areas of the world

YouTube: Seeker: Are You Seasoning Your Food With Microplastics? (You Totally Are)