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Tuesday 23 December 2014
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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...