A Lather Over Soap

A quick trip to the store to purchase hand soap might convince you by the number of available products that antibacterial hand soaps are essential. However, they may not be anymore effective at killing germs than plain soap according to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The agency has published a rule that will require manufacturers…

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Little Support for Sport Drinks

The 2012 Olympics are here! We will witness incredible achievements--and be inundated with ads claiming that a specific sports product enhanced performance, leading to a medal! Do these products really do what they claim? Unfortunately, such claims are often not supported by evidence-based, scientific studies according to British researchers. Even for products that provide studies…

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