There appears to be a strong correlation between teenage obesity and exposure to phthalates—endocrine-disrupting compounds found in many personal care products and a myriad of plastic and vinyl products.
Periodontal care takes a bite out of heart disease risk; Putting a face on a CT improves radiologist accuracy; NY State ponders a soda pop tax.
Gluten in shampoos and cosmetics cause trouble for people with celiac disease. Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis may not be all that, when it comes to reducing bone fractures in older women. Konjac, a yam-like Asian root, lets the carb-conscious have their noodles and eat them too.
Ulcer drugs increase risk of diarrhea, genetically-engineered piglets produce omega-3's, school districts nationwide ban soda, and other fun stuff.
Curbing cravings with chromium, inducing diabetes with cigarettes, iPod totin' doctors, and other holistic health news briefs.
Hatch & Harkin propose bill allowing food stamps to be used to buy supplements; Antioxidants from grapes reduce heart risk in women; Kudzu curbs heavy alcohol consumption; American Herbal Products Association shuns heavy metals in Ayurvedic formulas; NIH takes strong stand against "science for hire." New Q10 suppliers alleviate the coenzyme shortage.
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