February 5, 1998 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
August 16, 2008 |
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.
May 26, 2003 |
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.
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.
March 31, 2012 |
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)
HOME & GARDEN
October 7, 2000 |
Question: What plants do well along the coast? S.T., Huntington Beach Answer: Gardening along the coast has its special challenges, including salt spray and windy conditions. Salt is extremely corrosive and many plants won't tolerate the salt air, which results in salt burn. Burned leaf tips are an indication of too much salt. There are plants, however, that tolerate very salty air such as the aptly named saltbush (Atriplex).
May 24, 2012 |
With the unofficial start of summer just days away, it's time to stock up on sunscreen. Does it matter which one you buy? Consumer Reports tested some popular brands, and found that it does, but the best choices are not necessarily the most expensive. Of the 18 popular products Consumer Reports tested , none rated excellent in all four categories: UVA and UVB protection, UVB protection after being in the water, and staining fabrics. All Terrain Aqua Sport lotion rated best, scoring 88 of 100 possible points.
June 11, 1997 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
December 25, 1993 |
There are a number of trees that put on a bright and cheery flower show during the cool winter months. Ann Christoph, a landscape architect in Laguna Beach, suggests the following trees for winter color: Aloe arborescens: The tree aloe is an interesting plant that flowers from December through February. It has long, spiky clusters of flowers that come in colors such as bright red and yellow. It is a hardy plant that can withstand drought and shady locations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001
With a goal to spruce up the scenery for drivers coming and going on San Fernando Valley freeways, part of the Valley Gateways Project was unveiled Friday at the Roscoe Boulevard on- and offramps of the San Diego Freeway. Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley have teamed up for the $250,000 beautification project that will landscape major freeway on- and offramps in the area.