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Health Scares in the News Part 7

Health Scares in the News Part 7

First, sunlight was good for your health. Now, it’s bad for you. At one time, vitamin D was good for you. Now, you guessed it! It can kill you. Apparently, there’s a new study making the rounds that connects high blood levels of vitamin D with a 3 fold increase in atrial fibrillation (irregular, too […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 6

Health Scares in the News Part 6

It used to be that malware was the only electronically transmitted disease you had to worry about when you went online. However, it appears that the human/machine interface is now evolving in unexpected ways. According to Discovery Channel writer Eric Niiler, you can actually get sick via social networking. A dozen girls in a small […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 5

Health Scares in the News Part 5

Talk about triggering men’s most deep seated fears! The recent rash of health scares over electronic devices that can kill sperm is a prime example of the kind of news headlines that ensure a click through. Last year, the culprit was the humble laptop. Leave one propped on your lap for a few hours and […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 4

Health Scares in the News Part 4

What is up with all the poison juice lately? First it’s arsenic in the apple juice, now it’s fungicide in the orange juice. If you found these stories disturbing, you really don’t want to know what’s in the rest of the food supply. For example, 1 out of every 4 people you know will get […]

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How to Pick a Gym

How to Pick a Gym

Have you resolved to get fit in 2012? Do you tend to work out more faithfully if you are around other people and have access to fancy equipment? You may be in the market for a gym membership. Obviously, pricing, location, cleanliness, and friendliness are all big factors in your decision. Here are a few […]

Health Scares in the News Part 3

Health Scares in the News Part 3

Take two of America’s greatest health obsessions – child safety and food. Mix them together and you come up with the perfect scare: food that is making kids sick. Long gone are the days when providing a balanced diet of healthy foods was considered the best approach to child nutrition. Now, any food could end […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 2

Health Scares in the News Part 2

This next health scare touches one of America’s deepest fears – fat! According to one Yale survey of about 4000 participants, 5% said they would rather lose a limb than be overweight. That’s one way to shed extra pounds. When there’s that level of dread associated with having a body size our society deems unacceptable, […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 1

Health Scares in the News Part 1

Nothing sells in the news like a hearty dose of fear. We just love being scared out of our wits by stories about how something or other that was previously considered benign can kill us if we don’t watch out. A lot of these news pieces are based on junk science or draw conclusions so […]

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FDA’s Appoints New Supplement Guy

FDA’s Appoints New Supplement Guy

In October, the FDA released an update about its newest major appointee – Daniel Fabricant. Dr. Fabricant has a Ph.D. in the little known field of pharmacognosy, the study of medicines derived from natural sources. Prior to accepting a position as the head of the Division of Dietary Supplements at the FDA, he worked for […]

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Trout Pout Treatment Gets FDA Approval

Trout Pout Treatment Gets FDA Approval

Dermal fillers have long been used for giving women plump, pouty lips. However, until recently these uses have been considered experimental or “off label”. This year, the FDA has approved Restylane for lip augmentation based on results achieved by 130 patients in a recent study. 90% of the patients ended up with pillow lips at […]

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