India’s summer crop planting lags as monsoon rains taper off

By | July 10, 2021

Indian farmers have planted 49.9 million hectares (123 million acres) with summer crops, down 10.43% from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, as monsoon rains taper off after a strong start last month. Farmers typically start planting summer-sown crops on June 1, when monsoon rains usually reach India.… Read More »

FDA head urges probe of agency’s dealings with Biogen, maker of controversial new Alzheimer’s drug

By | July 9, 2021

FDA acting commissioner Janet Woodcock acknowledged in a letter to Christi A. Grimm, the acting inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, that there has been “significant attention and controversy” surrounding the approval of Aduhelm, which is manufactured by Biogen, a Cambridge, Mass., biotech company. In particular, she said, concerns continue to be raised about… Read More »

Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By | July 9, 2021

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research. On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but an analysis of… Read More »

As Delta Surges, FDA Pressured to Fully Approve COVID Vaccines

By | July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021 — More and more experts are urging the FDA to grant full approval to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines because it might jump-start the stalled national vaccination program and slow down the surge of the Delta variant infection. The FDA granted emergency use authorization in December to those two vaccines, which are based… Read More »

No Evidence Muscle Relaxers Ease Low Back Pain

By | July 9, 2021

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Although tens of millions of Americans turn to muscle relaxants for lower back pain relief, a new Australian review finds little evidence that such drugs actually work. That’s the conclusion of a deep-dive into 31 prior investigations, which collectively enlisted more than 6,500 lower back pain… Read More »

Green Tea Herbal Soap Recipe – Herbal Academy

By | July 8, 2021

The following green tea soap excerpt is used with permission and taken from Easy Soapmaking by Kelly Cable. A beautiful, bright scented herbal bar. This recipe is easy to make using a green tea bag to add the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea and gentle exfoliation to your soap. 10% Superfat, 2 pounds or eight 4-ounce bars Start… Read More »