Gee Whiz, It Turns Out That Kinoki Foot Pads Are Not A Good Deal

Gee Whiz, It Turns Out That Kinoki Foot Pads Are Not A Good Deal

The nice folks at NPR have done us all a favor and taken some used Kinoki foot pads to be tested to see if they’d drawn anything out of a guinea pig reporter’s body. Guess what? They didn’t. [More]

Are Your Beautiful Granite Countertops Full Of Uranium? Maybe.

Are Your Beautiful Granite Countertops Full Of Uranium? Maybe.

A routine radon test revealed a surprise in Lynn Sugarman’s kitchen a few years ago. Usually, radon is found in your basement ( underground deposits of uranium decay and produce the gas) — but when the radon specialist inspected Dr. Sugarman’s house –he found radon in her kitchen.

Charity Founded To Help People In Remote Areas Obtain Basic Medical Care Sets Up Shop In The United States

Getting your basic health care from a charity organization isn’t just for people in remote areas anymore, according to 60 Minutes. Meet RAM — Remote Area Medical — a charity founded to bring basic health care: vision, dental, and mammograms, for example, to remote parts of the world. What remote areas are they working in now? Try Knoxville, Tenn.

Pizza Hut Is Sorry It Baked A Cockroach Into Your Pizza, Got Fined $35,000

Pizza Hut Is Sorry It Baked A Cockroach Into Your Pizza, Got Fined $35,000

Here’s a lovely little story from our friends down in Bellbowrie, Australia. It seems that they have a Pizza Hut in Bellbowrie, and that Pizza Hut has cockroaches. Lots of cockroaches. So many cockroaches, in fact, that it baked one alive into a meatlovers pizza.

Worst Food In America: 2,900 Calorie French Fries From Outback Steakhouse

Worst Food In America: 2,900 Calorie French Fries From Outback Steakhouse

Men’s Health says they’ve found the Worst Food in America: 2,900 calorie cheese-covered ranch dressing french fries from Outback Steakhouse.

http://consumerist.com/2008/02/08/usatoday-asks-could-taking-public/

USAToday asks: Could taking public transportation help you lose weight? Probably, but if you live in Chicago you’ll be thin and broke after you lose your job for being late 10 times in two weeks. [USAToday]

American Cancer Society Says Broken Health Care System Will Be "Bigger Killer" Than Tobacco

American Cancer Society Says Broken Health Care System Will Be "Bigger Killer" Than Tobacco

“I believe, if we don’t fix the health care system, that lack of access will be a bigger cancer killer than tobacco,” Mr. Seffrin [chief executive of the cancer society] said in an interview. “The ultimate control of cancer is as much a public policy issue as it is a medical and scientific issue.”

Things You Can Do To Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Things You Can Do To Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital acquired infections are dangerous and costly to consumers. You go to the hospital, you pay your money and you get sicker than before you went in. That’s just not cool.