Toxic chemicals may be in fast food wrappers and take-out containers, report says

No, it’s not Covid-19 — science assures us the risk of catching the novel coronavirus that way is miniscule. The report, entitled “Packaged in Pollution: Are food chains using PFAS in packaging?,” was released Thursday. Testing by the groups revealed toxic PFAS substances — man-made perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals — in the food packaging of […]

Cloning Fast Facts – CNN

Reproductive Cloning is the process of making a full living copy of an organism. Reproductive cloning of animals transplants nuclei from body cells into eggs that have had their nucleus removed. That egg is then stimulated to divide using an electrical charge and is...

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – CNN

Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain-educing properties of opium. Prescription painkillers like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone are opioids. Illegal drugs like heroin and illicitly made fentanyl are also opioids. The word “opioid” is...

MRSA Fast Facts – CNN

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin and amoxicillin. A MRSA infection can be fatal. Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are commonly found on the skin and in the...

Tuberculosis (TB) Fast Facts – CNN

Latent TB infection:– A person infected with latent TB shows no sign of symptoms and may not feel sick.– A skin or blood test will indicate if a person has been infected with the bacteria.– It is not possible to spread the TB bacteria from the...