Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over three pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To get travelers and airlines thinking — and talking — about that rather large pile of trash, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing…

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Medical News Today: What are neurotransmitters?

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Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Citing mounting costs of litigation that are siphoning funds that could otherwise go to abate the opioid crisis, a bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered a pause in legal action by states against Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sacklers. The ruling was a setback for 25 states that have forcefully opposed…

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Carlos Celdran, 46, Philippine Activist and Performance Artist, aDies

Carlos Celdran, a Philippine cultural activist and performance artist who received national attention for his dramatic protest against the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on reproductive health, died on Tuesday in Spain, where he had been living in exile. He was 46. His wife, Tesa, announced his death on Facebook. No other details were given. In…

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A Spice Company Spent $92,000 on Pro-Impeachment Facebook Ads in a Week

Candidates, campaigns and companies have unleashed a flood of Facebook advertisements related to impeachment, and it might come as no surprise that President Trump and his re-election campaign are far outspending everyone else. But last week, the second biggest spender was an entity you might not be familiar with: a purveyor of pepper, paprika and…

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Medical News Today: Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?

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Michal Rosenoer, Patrick Massaro

Michal Lauren Rosenoer and Patrick Byrne Massaro were married outdoors on Oct. 5 at Turner Farm in Buena Vista, Colo. Nicholas Massaro, an uncle of the groom and a retired chief justice for Mesa County, Colo., officiated. The bride, 31, is the executive director for Emerge Colorado, a Denver-based organization that recruits and trains Democratic…

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No Drop in Vaping Cases, C.D.C. Says

As illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to rise, health experts on Friday updated their advice to doctors on how best to recognize symptoms and treat patients, and warned that the start of the flu season would make it harder to arrive at the right diagnosis. “I can’t stress enough the seriousness of these…

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Are Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin the New Kendall and Kylie?

At this point, it’s not uncommon for reality show siblings to leverage their fame into a full-fledged fashion or beauty careers—it’s basically a requirement. Keeping Up With the Kardashians spawned beauty and fashion careers for the KarJenners, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills introduced us to now-famous models Bella and Gigi Hadid. Now, Delilah…

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Love Letter: Dating is Hard, Especially if You’re an Ob-Gyn

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] This week in Love Letter, our newsletter about the highs, lows and woes of relationships, we find out how dating as an ob-gyn can accelerate all things awkward and inappropriate when getting to know someone new. And if you’re…

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