FDA could ban menthol cigarettes after pressure from health groups 

Health groups have opposed menthol cigarettes for many years. Now, after years of discussions, there are reports that a ban may actually be implemented in the near future.  According to a report... Read more »

Are online job coaches exploiting the unemployed?

In the last decade, the online coaching industry has boomed.  Figures from LinkedIn in 2020 show that there was a 153% increase in life coaches and a 115% increase in career and... Read more »

Google and Apple block NHS contact tracing app update 

In the UK, an update for the NHS’s app for COVID-19 contact tracing has been blocked by Apple and Google for breaking the terms of an agreement that was made.  The update... Read more »

CDC announces new recommendations for fully vaccinated people 

With over 20% of the US population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many are waiting for the latest travel updates and guidance for quarantine and testing.  Last week, the CDC released its... Read more »

Will children be vaccinated against COVID-19? 

Now that over 500 million COVID-19 vaccines have been given, normality is on the horizon. But, many parents are now wondering whether the vaccine will be available for children and teens.  Studies... Read more »

Rise in pedestrian deaths reported during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Surprisingly, figures show that the number of pedestrians killed by cars has increased during the pandemic. This follows a recent report that driving accidents and fatalities have also risen, despite there being... Read more »

The online travel scam that consumers need to be aware of 

As more people get their Covid-19 vaccinations, the travel industry is beginning to open again. However, this has resulted in an increase in scammers taking advantage of this development.  In the last... Read more »

Data shows a spike in traffic deaths despite travel restrictions 

Despite predictions that car accidents, injuries, and deaths would decrease during the pandemic, a new report by the National Safety Council shows they have surged.  According to the report, which looked at statistics... Read more »

The dangers of excessive screen time for teenagers

There are now over 3 billion smartphone users globally. In the last few years, however, concerns have been raised over the effects they have on people, particularly kids and teens. Although a... Read more »

Australian Facebook users are now unable to access news content 

After proposals from the Australian government designed to regulate the way online platforms share content, Facebook has announced that Australian users will be blocked from viewing any links to news articles on... Read more »