Do We Have A Secret “Organ”?

The interstitium, beneath the top layer of skin.

A team of researchers has discovered a new feature of human anatomy that they believe could be a new organ.

The structure, described as the “interstitium” (pronounced: inter-STISH-um) is a network of spaces, filled with moving fluid and is found all over the body. It appears to be a passageway for the spread of diseases through the body.


F.D.A. Green-Lights First Digital Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has green-lighted a digital pill—a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors if and when, patients take their medicine. The drug is a version of the antipsychotic Abilify.

Many won’t agree with me, but this approval doesn’t sound like an Orwellian nightmare to me. The drug in question can help track patients with psychiatric disorders who perhaps wouldn’t otherwise, take their prescribed dose.

Are You Taxed For Being A Female?

Period Equity

I’m not the sort of person who pays any attention to “feminine” products. But this had me sit up. Chapstick is exempt from sales tax because it’s regarded as a medical must-have. But tampons? They’re not. 40 states levy what’s known as a “tampon tax.”

Yet, Viagra, condoms, toilet paper and many food products go tax-free. Period Equity is an organization, which is working with activists to eliminate that tax, state by state, through these witty messages.