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|3/25/2013 - Skeptics of the pharmaceutical industry have long expressed concern over the effect of direct-to-consumer advertising on diagnosis rates and prescription drug use. Perhaps not surprisingly, researchers at Cornell University recently found that exposure to advertisements about statins increased viewers'...|
|10/8/2012 - A bombshell investigative video just released by Infowars.com has exposed what can only be called false and misleading advertising by Whole Foods. It all began when InfoWars reporters Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton visited Whole Foods last week to try to find out what customers thought about Whole Foods...|
|5/24/2012 - They say close only counts in a game of horseshoes or when throwing a hand grenade. Obviously, close is good enough when it comes to food ingredients as well.
Beverage giant Coca-Cola was recently able to dodge a federal claim of false advertising on one of its "pomegranate" drinks - but just barely....|
|9/9/2011 - The new, but floundering, social media service Google+ has been exposed as being nothing more than a user-driven data mining and advertising scheme, similar to its popular predecessor, Facebook. In a recent interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Google's CEO Eric Schmidt admitted that Google+ has...|
|4/14/2011 - Nearly one-forth of students are overweight or obese. Though junk food and fast food ads aren't completely to blame for childhood obesity, they do contribute to the overall problem.
The Impact of Banning Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids
The Australian Medical Association has requested a ban on junk food...|
|2/10/2011 - Over the last several months, the LA Times website and other mainstream media outlets have been running ads featuring text with messages like, "1 Trick of a Tiny Belly: Cut down a bit of your belly every day using this 1 weird old tip."
A Consumer Wellness Center investigation (www.ConsumerWellness.com)...|
|2/9/2011 - Even though food packages have been required by the FDA to include nutritional value on their food labels since 1994, there still isn`t any regulation on the front-of-package advertising. Claims posted on front-of-packaging is often wrong, misleading and confusing. Just because a manufacturer posts...|
|11/19/2010 - Imagine: you`re watching your daytime dramas and you see an advertisement showing a silver-haired couple walking along the beach holding hands, apparently linking their longevity to a once-daily multivitamin with mineral supplements. Or it`s Saturday morning and the kids take note of a cartoon figure...|
|7/20/2010 - Stanford University Medical School researchers recently conducted a survey in which they found that point-of-sale tobacco advertising greatly influences teenagers' desire and willingness to smoke. According to the survey, teenagers who frequent establishments where this type of advertising exists are...|
|3/10/2010 - The health ministry of South Korea has announced that advertisements for foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt, will be limited during the prime time television hours of 5 and 7 p.m. and during any children's programming. In support of national efforts to curb childhood obesity, the limitations...|
|2/14/2010 - Teenagers are strongly affected by Internet marketing in a way that has yet to be addressed by scientific research or government regulation, a group of scientists has warned in a review published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
"As the media marketplace continues its rapid transformation, becoming...|
|12/11/2009 - (Natural News) Prescription drug ads are banned in all industrialized nations except New Zealand and the USA. Yet most off those other nations have effective medical care programs while managing to keep costs from soaring. In 1997, the FDA opened the floodgates to prescription drug advertising in the...|
|7/28/2009 - Junk food television advertising may cause dangerous automatic snacking behavior and lead to potentially deadly weight gain and obesity in both adults and children alike, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Health Psychology.
Researchers at Yale University conducted a...|
|2/28/2009 - The NaturalNews Direct Advertising System allows small, medium and large companies to advertiser directly on NaturalNews.com content pages. This document explains this advertising system and answers the most frequently asked questions about it.
To contact the NaturalNews advertising department, call...|
|2/23/2009 - Beginning March 3rd, NaturalNews will launch a new advertising program that allows providers of high-quality health and green living products and services to display 300 x 250 ads on NaturalNews, replacing the same-sized Google ads that have been present for the past five years.
A CPM pricing model...|
|10/3/2008 - Believe it or not it's been nearly seventy-three years since one of the earliest cartoon driven products was advertised to children. Post Cereals discovered their sales for Post Toasties skyrocketing after they licensed a certain adorable rodent. Care to guess who the popular movie character was? You...|
|9/22/2008 - As parents, we're our children's first line of defense against an array of negative influences. Constant barrages of unsavory images promoting foods of little or no nutritious value are common place. The sky rains with products of expediency but offers little hope for finding products that promote a...|
|9/16/2008 - It's difficult to imagine that cigarettes and lies have any connection with pet food -- but when you look closely at the advertising tactics of some pet foods, look closely at the ingredients in those pet foods -- you'll find cigarettes, lies, and pet food fits perfectly together.
To give you an...|
|8/2/2008 - A new and more stringent ban on advertising junk food to children has come into effect in the United Kingdom, but many health advocates are saying the new measures do not go far enough.
In April 2007, the British government banned the airing of junk food ads during any television program designed...|
|7/3/2008 - The following is a transcript of Health Ranger Report #16, entitled The Politics of National Health Care Reform, which is available free of charge as an MP3 download at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
Have you ever wondered who is going to win the presidency in the United States and...|
|8/30/2007 - Citing a dearth of independent health information for consumers, European drug companies are aggressively lobbying for a change in E.U. rules about direct communication between companies and patients. But many watchdog groups fear that this is merely an attempt to bypass the E.U.'s ban on drug advertising.
|2/15/2007 - All of a sudden, everyone's talking about health care reform in the United States. From corporations like Wal-Mart to the newly-elected Democratic majority in the House, it seems that everyone -- business, government and the public -- recognizes our health care system is broken. And it is widely recognized...|
|12/15/2006 - The Government Accountability Office announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is unable to properly regulate direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads for pharmaceuticals in a timely manner.
The GAO report found that the agency was too slow to review and regulate ads on a wide range of...|
|12/12/2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday that Congress should pass legislation prohibiting junk food commercials on TV shows aimed at children, and pediatricians should support a ban or severe restrictions on unhealthy food ads appearing in schools.
The AAP's policy asks Congress and...|
|10/12/2006 - Since October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a host of companies have jumped on the "pink" bandwagon, selling everything from vacuums to dog treats in pink packaging with a promise to donate some proceeds to breast cancer research, but critics of the cancer treatment industry say pink products...|
|8/24/2006 - Today, Commercial Alert launched the website StopDrugAds.org (http://www.stopdrugads.org), devoted to ending direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising in the United States. The purpose of the website is to educate the public about the dangers of prescription drug advertising, and to mobilize...|
|8/11/2006 - The largest U.S. physicians' group on Wednesday called for moratoriums on consumer advertising promoting new drugs and medical devices until the products are shown to be safe and that they work.
In a new policy, the American Medical Association urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require...|
|7/6/2006 - -- UK food advertisers and manufacturers have agreed on a possible ban on brand-name food advertisements aimed at children younger than 10 on broadcast television. The agreement will also limit all ads for food and drinks to 30 seconds per hour on kids' channels.
However, the National Heart Forum...|
|10/3/2005 - Can the medical journals be trusted to provide accurate, unbiased information about medicine even as they are almost entirely funded by drug companies? In her book, Vaccination, Peggy O'Mara writes that the current era of medical beliefs (or dogma) began to develop soon after Louis Pasteur's demonstration...|
|7/31/2005 - A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...|
|7/18/2005 - Do you ever read about experiments in which lab rats are used to test a psychological premise? Researchers set up a food dispensing system in which the lab rat presses a lever to get a little piece of food. You can train a lab rat to do all sorts of different things just to have the right to press that...|
|1/6/2005 - This is part two of an article on FDA reform. Return to part one.
The next thing that should be done in reforming the FDA is to reverse some of the dangerous and poorly made decisions put in place by the FDA over the last few years. The most obvious of these is the legalization of direct-to-consumer...|
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|7/12/2004 - A New York Times headline blares, "Health Officials Urge Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels," and the article discusses all the reasons why more and more people should be on statin drugs. Changes in diet, nutrition and levels of physical exercise are utterly absent from the story, leaving the reader with...|
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|Poison in the Food: Hydrogenated Oils|
Exposes the horrifying truth about hydrogenated oils and the diseases it causes: birth defects, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more.
|Spam Filters For Your Brain|
Your brain is being spammed by 3,000 ads and commercial messages per day. Now you can actually filter out annoying, manipulative messages with the revolutionary brain defense technology revealed in this guide.
|How to Halt Diabetes In 25 Days|
A down-to-earth guide on halting type-2 diabetes using natural methods: nutrition, food choice, medicinal herbs and more. Provides a 25-day plan for radically altering your body physiology to literally reverse type-2 diabetes.
|The Five Habits of Health Transformation|
Explores the five most effective, yet effortless strategies for transforming human health. Written for busy people and based on research involving 763 participants, this book reveals which health strategies deliver the most results with the least investment in time, money or effort.
|How to Prevent and Reverse Prostate Cancer|
Discover the little-known natural health secrets that can prevent and even reverse prostate cancer. This book shows you how to reduce your risk of prostate cancer to near zero using potent, clinically proven health strategies that far surpass anything offered by organized medicine.
|The Ten Most Important Emerging Technologies For Humanity|
In this book, author Mike Adams takes you on a fascinating tour that ventures far beyond conventional science and dares to suggest that as a civilization, we are spending too much time, money and effort on technologies that really don't help us while ignoring the technologies that can really make a difference in our lives.
|Superfoods For Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina|
In this free online book, you'll get the astounding truth on how these two superfoods are far more than just "supplements" like vitamins and minerals: they are disease preventing foods from nature that can actually help conquer cancer, diabetes, heart disease, clinical depression, and much more.
|Take Back Your Health Power! How to reclaim your natural health power from the doctors, drug companies and food marketers who have stolen your right to be healthy|
This courageous report tells you how to take back your power from those who have been exploiting your misfortune for their profit. Learn how to put yourself in control and transform your health outcome from this day forward.
|The Five Soft Drink Monsters: how to kick the soft drink addiction for good|
This downloadable ebooks reveals how to easily and permanently break the soft drink habit for good. This guide will show you, in clear understandable terms, how to recognize each of the five addictive elements of soft drinks -- and then beat them with a clever strategy that's already worked for thousands.
|How to Beat the Bird Flu: how to protect yourself from the coming bird flu pandemic|
This downloadable ebook arms you with the information you need to protect you and your family from the possible bird flu pandemic the World Health Organization is warning about.
|The Seven Laws of Nutrition|
Learn how to transform your health, reverse chronic disease and free yourself from pharmaceuticals by mastering the fundamental laws of nutrition.
|The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D: an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Holick|
In this interview, Dr. Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more.
|The Healing Power of Water: an exclusive interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj|
This exclusive interview with Dr. B reveals how Dr. B. discovered the healing ability of water and pioneered the emerging field of hydro-health. This is a must read report that will forever change the way you think about H2O.
How to recognize and avoid the common foods (and food ingredients) that cause disease. Names all the exact ingredients that directly cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood swings and many more.
|The Food Timing Diet|
Revealed: The Mike Adams secret to shedding body fat, experiencing phenomenal mental and physical energy and eliminating blood sugar swings -- all while eating enormous quantities of health-enhancing (and delicious!) food. Learn why it's not WHAT you eat as much as WHEN you eat!
|The Weiss Method For Better Heart Health|
Radically improve your heart health in just eight weeks! Discover the natural way to prevent and reverse heart disease with Decker Weiss, NMD, a leading authority on non-invasive heart disease treatments that combine the best of conventional and natural treatments.
|The Real Safety Guide to Disease Prevention|
More than 80% of all chronic disease is preventable, but only if you know how. Learn the proven, yet simple prevention strategies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's and many other degenerative health conditions.
|The Real Safety Guide to Beating Cybercrime|
Learn how to protect yourself, your children and your finances from cybercime in this sought-after safety guide that covers phishing, online identity theft, auction fraud, spyware, cyberstalking and much more.
|The Real Safety Guide to Protecting Your Environment|
Teaches you 120 practical, Earth-saving tips and strategies for energy conservation, detoxifying your home and work environments, clean air, clean water, recycling and much more. Instant download and hardcopy editions available. 50% of revenues donated to pro-environment non-profits.