Listeria – A Danger to Unborn Babies

Contracting Listeriosis during pregnancy may be more dangerous than previous thought.   Listeria is a bacteria that is a known cause of stillbirth, miscarriage, and premature labor.  According to the CDC, an estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year.  Of those,...

Teens Still Vaping Despite New Minimum Age Limits

Teens are still vaping despite efforts to curb the problem with new age limits. On December 20 of 2019 the US Food and Drug Administration officially raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.  This includes e-cigarettes and any vaping product that...

Amish Man Poisons Wife With Antifreeze

An Amish cabinet maker, Samuel Borntreger has been sentenced to 25 years for poisoning his wife with antifreeze back in 2006.  It’s a fitting end to a tragic story.  In January, Borntreger went to detectives in Barron County, Kentucky where he was living. To their...

Can You Cheat a Hair Drug Test?

There’s an extensive and expensive online market for products that claim they will allow you to pass a hair drug test. Some shampoos and treatments sell for hundreds of dollars. Some websites even list vinegar, acne medicine, and laundry detergent as methods to hide...

DNA Proves Server Spit in Drink

We’ve all heard the stories about what happens when you make your waiter mad. Send the food back—it’ll get spit on. Don’t tip—you’re to-go box is doomed. But are the stories really true?   Ask the Yerdons.  Julie and her husband, Ken, along with their son, went...

Is There a Difference Between Semen and Sperm?

What’s the difference between semen and sperm?  Aren’t they the same thing?  The short answer is no.  Sperm are the tadpole looking cells produced in the testicles. Most importantly, they contain the DNA of the male.  Semen, or seminal fluid, is the whitish-gray fluid...

Spiked Vapes Sending Kids to the ER

Have you heard of K2 or “Spice”?  It’s a man-made or synthetic cannabinoid, sometimes called synthetic marijuana, although they are not related. The chemical is sprayed on plant material and smoked, or sold in liquid form that can be vaped. Cannabinoids are naturally...

Vaping THC On the Rise Among Teens

Vaping THC has been linked to a deadly lung disease showing up in young users. The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury, also known as EVALI.  As of February...

How Does Infidelity Testing Work?

How does infidelity testing work? Maybe you’ve been suspicious about your partner’s behavior lately and wonder if they are having an affair but don’t know how to find out. Have you found her underwear or sheets with signs of sexual activity? Or...