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June 13, 2008

New York Lets Troubled Kids Choose Their Gender

  CitizenLink is reporting that the New York’s Office of Children and Family Services, which runs the state’s juvenile-detention centers, has quietly adopted new rules for […]
June 13, 2008

Better Sleepers Are ‘Successful Agers’

  HealthDay News is reporting a study showing that normal sleep is associated with healthy aging. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego assessed 2,226 […]
June 13, 2008

Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms

  HealthDay News is reporting a study showing that a session of moderate aerobic exercise can help reduce anxiety and improve the quality of sleep for […]
June 13, 2008

Posting Calorie Counts May Lead Consumers to Healthier Choices When Eating Out

  ABC News is reporting a new study that finds that seeing calorie information may convince customers to place healthier — or at least smaller — […]
June 13, 2008

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 […]
June 13, 2008

Whole body vibration may do muscles, bones good

  Reuters Health is reporting an article in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports in which researchers detail the evidence for and against so-called whole body […]
June 13, 2008

Vitamin D recommendations for teens may be too low

  Reuters Health is reporting a small study showing adolescents can safely take, and may need, vitamin D doses that are up to 10 times what […]
June 13, 2008

Too Little Sleep, Too Much Snacking?

  WebMD Health News reports a small study in which researchers have found that people who don’t get enough sleep often indulge in excessive snacking. Results […]
August 11, 2011

ConsumerLab.com announces test results of supplements for menopause

Women looking for relief from hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms often turn to supplements containing estrogen-like isoflavones (from soy or red clover), the herbal remedy […]
August 14, 2011

New EU herbal medicine regulations

Once again the European Union (EU) is far ahead of the US when it comes to protecting consumers from unsafe natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, or supplements).
August 14, 2011

Baobab: the newest ‘superfruit’

A new “superfruit” recently entered the U.S. market and is starting to show up in supplements, cereal bars, and drink powders.
August 15, 2011

Spider bites are not nearly as common as believed

WebMD reports, “Spider bites aren’t as common as most people and most doctors think, according to a new analysis” published in the The Lancet.
August 16, 2011

For frequent UTIs, antibiotics work better than cranberries

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “women who have recurrent urinary tract […]
August 16, 2011

Survey: 38 million US adults turning to alternative therapies

WebMD reported,  “Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 […]
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