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July 2, 2008

Vaccine Myth #12: The Polio Virus Vaccine Is Contaminated with a Virus That Causes Cancer

Early batches of poliovirus vaccine used in the late 1950s and early 1960s were contaminated with a monkey virus called Simian Virus 40, or SV40. Recently an […]
June 30, 2008

FRC Action Video Challenges Obama on Life Issue

CitizenLink is reporting that FRC Action President Tony Perkins is calling on Sen. Barack Obama to clarify his statements about when life begins. Perkins and his […]
June 30, 2008

Kmart expands generic drug program

Reuters is reporting that Kmart is cutting prices and expanding its generic prescription drug program to include more than 500 common medications as of June 22. […]
June 30, 2008

Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky

HealthDay News has an informative review on Trans Fat labeling. The bottom line? Trans fat is always unhealthy, since no amount of the artery-clogging artificial fat […]
June 30, 2008

Walking Barefoot Has Its Dangers

HealthDay News has a great reminder for parents about their children going barefoot. My Take?
June 30, 2008

U.S. program targets obesity in tween girls

Reuters Health is reporting a new program developed by the U.S. government that is tackling the obesity epidemic by helping “tween” girls and their parents make […]
June 27, 2008

Podcast

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June 27, 2008

New Technologies May Ease Pain for Migraine Sufferers

Fox News is reporting on studies presented Friday at the American Headache Society’s annual meeting in Boston suggesting that new technologies may lead to promising treatments […]
July 7, 2011

Life expectancy has fallen in hundreds of US counties

In my 2005 book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I published this the then shocking statement, “If we don’t get […]
July 7, 2011

Mom’s sleep position during pregnancy may affect stillbirth risk

HealthDay reported that pregnant women who sleep on their back or right side have “twice the risk of having a stillborn infant” as women who sleep […]
July 10, 2011

Sleep deprivation associated with carbohydrate craving and depression

In a number of past blogs I’ve discussed the association with lack of sleep and overweight and obesity. This association is found in children, teens, and […]
July 10, 2011

ConsumerLab.com puts multivitamins to the test

Long-time readers know of my fondness for and (unpaid) endorsement of ConsumerLab.com, one of the two best companies that test natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) […]
July 11, 2011

Which vitamin D supplement boosts levels best — D2 or D3?

It turns out that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has the edge.
July 12, 2011

CDC: One in four high school students drinks soda daily

According to the results of a nationwide survey of over 11,000 high school students in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly […]
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