Big Tobacco Insurance, Flint Suing EPA, & Measles Hysteria – HTS 18

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The Verge: Facebook broke Canadian privacy law, according to regulators

YouTube: Facebook Is Facing A Fine Of Up To $5 Billion, The Largest Ever | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Forbes: Facebook: Too Big To Fine

The Verge: Google is changing how employees can report harassment and discrimination

YouTube: CBS This Morning: What Google employees want from walkout amid misconduct scandals (11/01/2018)

YouTube: RT: Corporate hypocrisy: #MeToo-backing companies shield workers accused of sexual misconduct

Engadget: San Francisco could be the first US city to ban facial recognition tech

Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance

Techradar: This super-soft headband is designed to gently rewire your bad sleeping habits

YouTube: Dreem 2 – Sleep Clinic. Reinvented.

Bad to the Bone Headsets

NY Times: Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?

YouTube: When “Yes” Means “No”, the Truth about Consent | Joyce Short | TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy

Science Daily: Number of women who aren’t physically active enough is high and growing

JAMA: Trends and Costs Associated With Suboptimal Physical Activity Among US Women With Cardiovascular Disease

Science Daily: Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women

Duration and life-stage of antibiotic use and risk of cardiovascular events in women

Science Daily: Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much

JAMA: Trends in Sedentary Behavior Among the US Population, 2001-2016

NY Times: Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

YouTube: Tech Insider: Why Constant Smartphone Use Is Bad For Your Health

Science Daily: People with happy spouses may live longer

Sage Journals: Having a Happy Spouse Is Associated With Lowered Risk of Mortality

YouTube: CBS New York: New Electric Shock Treatment For ADHD


YouTube: 11 Alive: World Health Organization says no screen time for babies

BBC: No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

WHO Global recommendations on physical activity for health

Pediatrics: Sleep-Related Infant Suffocation Deaths Attributable to Soft Bedding, Overlay, and Wedging

BBC: The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

NPR: The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Medium: Is WeWork a good deal for startups?

CNBC: Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit

YouTube: CBS This Morning: Is IQOS, a smoke-free cigarette alternative, safe? (01/24/18)

ScienceDaily: Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

EHP: Endotoxin and (1→3)-β-D-Glucan Contamination in Electronic Cigarette Products Sold in the United States

Mashable: Is this weed breathalyzer for real? Don’t hold your breath

YouTube: Cannabis 101 | National Geographic

Forbes: Cannabis Operators To Create National Brands Through M&A

ScienceDaily: One in 7 Washington State drivers with children in the car recently used marijuana

JSAD: Use of Alcohol and Cannabis Among Adults Driving Children in Washington State

YouTube: Coachella 2019 Leads To Herpes Outbreak | TMZ TV

ScienceDaily: Gonorrhoea cases on the rise across Europe

PLOS One: Food allergy knowledge, attitudes and their determinants among restaurant staff: A cross-sectional study

ScienceDaily: Elderberry compounds could help minimize flu symptoms, study suggests

ScienceDirect: Anti-influenza activity of elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Science Daily: Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne

An Overview of Acne Therapy, Part 1: Topical therapy, Oral Antibiotics, Laser and Light Therapy, and Dietary Interventions

Addressing a conference of health professionals and addiction specialists in Atlanta, Mr. Trump promised to provide more funding for treatment, stronger scrutiny of what he called Big Pharma and tougher enforcement of drugs at the Mexico boarder. Trigger warning!

YouTube: ABC News: Pharmaceutical executive to face criminal charges in landmark case

NY Times: For First Time, Pharmaceutical Distributor Faces Federal Criminal Charges Over Opioid Crisis

Forbes: A Serious Mental Health Crisis Is Turning Doctors To Drugs

BMA: Caring for the mental health of the medical workforce

Michigan Live: It’s been 5 years. Flint still doesn’t trust the water

YouTube: RT: Ukraine’s New Comedian President, Flint Residents Sue Government, Chelsea Manning Remains Imprisoned

CNN: Flint residents can sue the federal government over water crisis, judge rules

YouTube: CBS Evening News Obama Drinks the Water (05.04.16)

YouTube: CGTN: Japanese government compensates forced sterilization victims

Time: Japan Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization and Promises Compensation

Forbes: Glyphosate, The Multiplicity of Truth, And The Fallibility of Science

YouTube: Lobbyist Claims Monsanto’s Roundup Is Safe To Drink, Freaks Out When Offered A Glass

YouTube: ABC World News: Quarantine orders issued at UCLA

NY Times: More Than 700 at 2 California Universities Under Quarantine Amid Measles Outbreak

Fox News: Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say (02/2019)

CBS News: Mumps reported at ICE facility in Houston (02/2019)

ABC News: ‘Patient zero’ in measles outbreak is a foreigner, which is a common way outbreaks start (02/2019)

YouTube: ‘Patient zero’ identified in Michigan measles outbreak: Report l GMA

YouTube: ABC News: Measles Outbreak in 13 States (04/24/2014)

CDC Media Statement: Measles cases in the U.S. are highest since measles was eliminated in 2000

CDC: Measles Cases and Outbreaks

CDC: Tracking Candida auris

WHO: Measles

WHO: New measles surveillance data for 2019