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BUSINESS
February 5, 1998 | A Times Staff Writer
Drypers Corp. has agreed to modify its advertising for Drypers disposable diapers and training pants to limit claims about "breathability" and to more clearly communicate the basis for comparative claims of skin dryness. The company also agreed to avoid miscommunication about leakage prevention and to limit the extent of "aloe vera" and "baking soda" performance claims.
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HOME & GARDEN
August 16, 2008 | David A. Keeps
Following the success of his Aloe porcelain lighting fixtures, New Zealand designer Jeremy Cole has created Cymbidium, a table lamp ($1,390, shown here) and a wall sconce ($1,495). Designed to resemble orchids in a vase, the blossoms are made of recycled bone china that is ground to a powder and mixed with nylon. They are affixed to a metal alloy stem on the back of a glass cylinder. When the light below is switched on, the translucent flowers are illuminated with a soft glow.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | NANCY SHULINS, Associated Press
Maranda Francisco stands at the center of a crowded conference room. All eyes and all cameras are on the fidgety 6-year-old, from the tips of her light-brown curls to the toes of her new party shoes. For a few self-conscious seconds, she stares back. Then, with a throat-clearing giggle, on a single intake of breath: "Humpty-Dumpty-sat-on-a-wall," she whispers. "Humpty-Dumpty-had-a-great-fall."
HEALTH
May 26, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange
Parents may be relying on home remedies and herbal treatments more than doctors suspect. In the first study to examine parents' familiarity with herbal effects and interactions, Emory University researchers surveyed families in an Atlanta emergency room for three months. They found that nearly half of the 142 families surveyed had given a child at least one herbal product during the last year and 27% had given three or more.
OPINION
July 28, 2002
Re "Helping to Shut Illegal Clinics," July 21: I'm all in favor of shutting down bad clinics, but sometimes the FDA is wrong. I personally know of someone who was given up for dead after chemotherapy failed to work, then went to using alternative medicine and the cancer went away. This person went to an underground Chinese medicine cure that is an example of what the FDA commonly tries to shut down. For another example, read what happened in Florida. The problem started when an oncologist complained to the FDA that some people were using an unapproved cancer drug, aloe extract, instead of the chemotherapy.
HEALTH
March 31, 2012 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's cooking class this week at Try This - for skin cream. If mixing your own cosmetics sounds like fun, here's a recipe we think is worth the effort. The concoction comes courtesy of Rosemary Gladstar, a Vermont-based herbalist and author of "Science and Art of Herbalism" and numerous other titles. "It turns out a really fluffy, beautiful white cream like what you would buy in any fancy cosmetic store," she says. The all-natural moisturizer calls for ingredients that can be found at health food stores or online at places such as Mountain Rose Herbs (www.mountainroseherbs.com)
BUSINESS
June 11, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
For the first time, someone who knew this product first cheek is old enough to be president. Disposable diapers are 35 years old, but the pulpy pads of the past have been superseded by diapers that breathe, don't leak or smell and absorb more. Now, thanks to Houston-based Drypers Corp.'s latest addition of aloe vera, they can soothe babies' bottoms. The No. 3 branded diaper has survived by coming up with product differences.
IMAGE
April 18, 2010 | By Max Padilla, Special to the Los Angeles Times
You won't hear "lather, rinse, repeat" at Chaz Dean Studio salon. You'd be hard-pressed to find a lathering shampoo anywhere on the premises. Instead Dean's salon stocks Wen, its own cleansing conditioner, formulated from natural ingredients such as rosemary, apples, pears, aloe vera and menthol with no harsh detergents. As a hairstylist and colorist for 25 years, Dean discovered that his clients who used traditional shampoos experienced problems with dry hair, hair loss, irritated scalp and, of course, fading hair color.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
The future of Herbalife is riding on Latinos. The Los Angeles company estimates that Latinos account for about 60% of its U.S. sales made through its network of independent distributors. And a growing slice of those sales are coming from informal nutrition clubs run out of people's homes and strip mall shops. It's a cultural phenomenon that got its start in Mexico and is quickly catching on among immigrants who have moved to Southern California. Budding entrepreneurs like Angel Perez, a 27-year-old from Inglewood, are forming the backbone to Herbalife's growth.
OPINION
October 23, 2007
Re "Screeners at LAX miss 75% of 'bombs,' " Oct. 19 The widespread failure of security screeners to detect increasingly sophisticated efforts to smuggle fake bomb parts merely points out that absolute air travel security is an unattainable goal.
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