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Ella Abortion Drug Falsely Called a “Contraceptive Pill”

The ella® abortion drug has been billed by its distributor, the FDA, and abortion advocates as an improved “emergency contraceptive pill.” It is available across the United States via prescription. Upon its release, Watson Pharmaceuticals, based in New Jersey, announced that … Continue reading

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FDA shifts stance on safety of BPA in plastics

Scientists link BPA in plastics to heart disease Wow. No sooner do I post a blog in which I say, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering whether any action needs to be taken (about BPA). And I … Continue reading

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Scientists link BPA in plastics to heart disease

#mce_temp_url#With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do? Reuters Health in London is reporting that exposure to a chemical found in plastic containers is linked to heart disease. Scientists researching bisphenol A, known as BPA, … Continue reading

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Two dietary supplements used by high school athletes contain illegal and dangerous steroids

Two over-the-counter dietary supplements that anti-doping officials say are popular among high school football players contain steroids, according to court papers filed by federal authorities. More Information:

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Over 90% of online pharmacies may be violating FDA regulations

Buying prescription medications from online pharmacies may seem cheap and easy. But cheap and easy shouldn’t be your top priority when it comes to your health. While there are plenty of legitimate U.S. Internet pharmacies that follow the law and … Continue reading

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Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix?

As the seasons change and parents reach for over-the-counter cold medicine for their icky-feeling children, they may be baffled by new instructions: Do not give them to kids under 4. Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for … Continue reading

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Tips on giving over-the-counter cold (OTC) medications to children over 4 years old.

Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for OTC cold and cough medicines in a nod to the arguments from physicians who care for children that these medications may have significant risks, even for children over age … Continue reading

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With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do?

USA Today is reporting on the confusion that consumers, in general, and parents, in particular, are having about the safety of chemicals in plastic. Even federal government agencies don’t agree about the hazards posed by bisphenol A, or BPA, an … Continue reading

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Study Links Herbal Medicines to Lead Poisoning. How can you find safe herbs?

Fox News is commenting on a study published in the August 27 issue of JAMA in which medical researchers say that one-fifth of Ayurvedic herbal medicines sold on the Internet contain dangerously high levels of lead, arsenic and mercury. How’s … Continue reading

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Secret Drug Test Takes Center Stage at Tour de France

MedPage is reporting that a secret test nabbed three riders for using a banned new form of erythropoietin. The drug is CERA (Mircera), a pegylated EPO developed by Roche that reached the European market earlier this year. It was approved … Continue reading

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Antibiotics can harm tendons, FDA warns

Reuters is reporting that a class of antibiotic drugs, known as fluoroquinolones, will be getting a black box warning from the FDA about the risk of tendonitis and ruptured tendons. Drugs in this class include Cipro, Avelox, Proquin XR, Levaquin, Floxin, … Continue reading

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Controversial HPV Vaccine Causing One Death Per Month: FDA Report

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting a shocking revelation – that one death per month is the average loss of life associated with the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. The data comes from an FDA report obtained by a government watchdog agency. My Take?

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Report Suggests 85% of Sunscreens May Not Live Up to Marketing Claims

In its new report, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group says that 85 percent of sunscreens either inadequately protect from the sun’s rays or contain ingredients that may be unsafe. They say that the problem is worsened by the fact that … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down On Unproved Cancer Cures

The AP is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on teas, supplements, creams, and other products that falsely claim to cure, treat, or prevent cancer, even though they are not agency-approved drugs. All are available … Continue reading

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Another Study Suggests Planned Parenthood at Fault in Abortion Drug Deaths

LifeNews is reporting a study that suggests Planned Parenthood is at fault in the deaths of women in the United States from the abortion drug RU 486. The abortion business had been telling women to use the drug in a … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Another Drug for Fibromyalgia

MedPage Today reports that the FDA has approved duloxetine (Cymbalta), an SNRI (serotonin-norepinphrine reuptake inhibitor), for fibromyalgia (FMS). This is only the second drug to be approved for FMS. Last year the the FDA approved the anti-seizure drug pregabalin (Lyrica) … Continue reading

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British Teenager Becomes 14th Woman to Die From Dangerous Abortion Drug

  LifeNews is reporting another death of a woman from an abortion drug. Eight women in the United States have died from the Mifepristone abortion drug, one in Canada, now three in the UK, one in Sweden, and one in … Continue reading

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Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products

A report in Health on the Net reminds us that, according to the CDC, from 1998 to May 2005, raw milk or raw milk products were implicated in 45 food-borne illness outbreaks that resulted in more than 1,000 cases of … Continue reading

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St. John’s Wort No Help in ADHD

ABC News reports a new study suggesting that St. John’s wort is not a useful treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Although the researchers only studied 54 children between 6 and 17 years old who have ADHD for … Continue reading

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FDA Official Says Baby Bottles With Bisphenol A Safe

According to the Associated Press, the FDA is declaring that “Plastic baby bottles and water bottles are safe.” Thus, the FDA is seeking to ease public concerns about the health hazards of a chemical used in the products.

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Red Yeast Rice (Chinese Supplement) May Cut Heart Risk

ABC News is reporting a study showing Chinese red yeast rice extract reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by nearly one half. The researchers tested red yeast rice extract pills versus a placebo on nearly 5000 Chinese heart attack … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 6, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines, including one that is, in my opinion, being blown way out of perspective: Mercury teeth fillings may harm some: FDA Silver-colored metal dental fillings contain mercury that may cause health … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #8: A Preservative Contained in Many Vaccines Harms Children

In 1999, a study revealed that the preservative thimerosal, a mercury-containing compound present in many vaccines, caused several infants to have levels of mercury in their blood that exceeded guidelines recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Preservatives are used in … Continue reading

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