Quickies: Aspartame, STD testing via phone, and a musical about the first woman to design an airplane
- Chemistry debunks the biggest aspartame health myths – “It is unlikely that a person could come close to reaching the aspartame levels deemed unacceptable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To do so, you’d have to consume 97 aspartame sugar packets or more than 17 cans of diet soda in less than 24 hours.”
- An animated musical about Lilian Todd, first woman to design an airplane – “In 1910, Didier Masson successfully flew a biplane designed and built by self-taught engineer Lilian Todd.”
- Planned Parenthood releases app for ordering STD testing – “Planned Parenthood is piloting the service in California, with hopes of eventually taking the program national. There are also some ambitions to expand the app’s services into other areas of reproductive health, particularly to allow birth control prescriptions without a doctor’s visit.”
- The Waiting Room: Thanks a lot, Miami Ink – On the forced intimacy of medical exams.