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Wary U.S. Olympians Will Bring Food to China

By BEN SHPIGEL COLORADO SPRINGS — When a caterer working for the United States Olympic Committee went to a supermarket in China last...

Committee Investigates Ad Tactics for Lipitor

By STEPHANIE SAUL A Congressional committee investigating the Lipitor advertising campaign featuring Dr. Robert Jarvik wants information...

The Cell Phone “Tower of Doom”

Orange mobile phone company agreed to remove its cell phone mast — dubbed the “Tower of Doom” — from the top of a...

Antioxidants Are Lifesaving for Diabetics with Cardiovascular Disease

by: Helmut Beierbeck Atherosclerosis starts with the deposition of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad cholesterol”) in blood...

British Medical Journal Dispels Popular Medical Myths

“We only use ten per cent of our brains.” We all grew up hearing that, and many of us still take it for granted. Didn’t...

Big Pharma Spin Doctors Gather to Plot New Public Relations Strategies for Influencing the FDA, Popular Press

by: David Gutierrez Concerned by the increasingly negative public image of their industry, pharmaceutical companies are meeting with major...

Puberty at the Age of 8

U.S. girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever before. In the 1990s, breast development — the first sign of puberty in...

New Low-Glycemic Sweetener Isomaltulose (Palatinose) Approved by FDA

by: David Gutierrez The FDA has ruled that the synthetic sweetener isomaltulose does not promote tooth decay, thereby giving the green...

Alzheimer Tagging Labelled an ‘Excuse’ for Shocking Care-Home Standards

by: Michael Jolliffe A controversial new scheme to electronically tag the elderly has been blasted by critics as a ‘gimmick’...

Rhodiola Herbal Extract Found to Fight Off Depression

by: Michael Jolliffe A new clinical trial has found that an extract of the herb Rhodiola could be a useful treatment for cases of mild to...

FDA’s Assault of Bioidentical Hormones Demonstrates Pro-Pharma Loyalties, Disregard for Consumer Choice

by: Mike Adams In January of 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to compounding pharmacies around the country....

State of the American Economy: The Great Reflation of ‘08

by: Jerry Robinson The liquidity crisis that has rocked the global financial markets since August is being treated with more liquidity...

E. Coli Outbreak and Ethanol By-Product – Is There a Link?

by: Teri Lee Gruss On September 23rd, 2007 a 20 year old Cold Spring, MN woman named Stephanie Smith ate E. coli contaminated ground beef....

The Vitamin Hoax: Big Pharma Speaks Through Reader’s Digest Magazine

by: Carol L. Ohnesorge The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured...

Soda Consumption Linked to Heart Disease

by: David Gutierrez Drinking one or more carbonated beverages per day may increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease,...

Eli Manning: Superbowl Star Promotes Junk Food to Children

by: Mike Adams While New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning achieved an astonishing success in leading his team to a 17-14...

The Dangers in Hair Coloring and Safer Alternatives

by: Cathy Sherman Many consumers are growing in their watchfulness as to what goes in their bodies, but health can be as greatly impacted...

Kentucky Sues Maker of OxyContin over Marketing Deceptions, Addictive Qualities of “Hillbilly Heroin”

by: David Gutierrez The state of Kentucky and several counties in that state have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of...

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