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|11/5/2016 - Parents generally do not enjoy fighting with their children to get them to take pills when they are sick, but a new spray to make medicine easier to swallow may do more harm than good.
As reported by CNN, swallowing pills can be difficult both for adults and kids when suffering from certain illnesses....|
|10/23/2016 - If you're a parent who can't seem to figure out why your Celiac child is still developing symptoms even when avoiding wheat, you might want to check your medicine cabinet. New research is showing that many common pharmaceuticals contain certain "inactive" ingredients derived from wheat that could be...|
|10/22/2016 - A new study, recently published by JAMA Psychiatry, has linked the use of hormonal birth control to depression, especially in teenage girls. Of course, to many women, these findings are anything but surprising. Depression and mood swings have been well-known side effects of birth control for many years...|
|10/14/2016 - As concerns grow about the number of Americans taking antidepressants, a new study out of Denmark points to one factor that could be contributing significantly to the problem: The study found that those taking a popular birth control pill had a 23 percent higher likelihood of being prescribed antidepressants...|
|5/6/2016 - The Belgian government plans to begin distributing iodine pills to all citizens and residents in preparation for any radiological disaster, a decision that comes following an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack that, in a roundabout way, also involved one of the country's nuclear power plants.
|4/25/2016 - If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of...|
|3/24/2016 - Claire Taylor, 17, had a bright future ahead of her, with aspirations of becoming a dietician someday. But due to what some are calling negligent care, Taylor will never get the chance to fulfill her dreams.
Things started to go downhill for the teen in 2012 when she began experiencing an array of...|
|11/19/2015 - Did you know that calcium pills are linked to heart attacks? Were you aware that commercial almond milk is made with ground up inorganic oyster shells or limestone? Has anyone told you that zeolite powders are mined out of the ground from crushed rocks containing high levels of lead and aluminum?
|6/30/2015 - Activism appears to have a new ally: drone technology.
Those who fought to make abortion legal in the West likely never envisioned a time when pro-abortion activists would use drones to air-drop abortifacients -- so-called "morning after" pills -- to pro-choice recipients across a common geographic...|
|4/30/2015 - Two widespread industrial chemicals can cause infertility in fish down to at least the fourth generation: The plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and a key ingredient in human birth control pills, according to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and published in the...|
|2/25/2015 - Women who take birth control pills will not be pleased with a recent discovery that suggests a link between taking the contraceptive and brain tumor development.
Danish researchers have discovered that taking a birth control pill for over five years can more than double the risk of developing a rare...|
|7/11/2014 - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." These are the words of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. In his day, Hippocrates revolutionized the practice of medicine, analyzing individuals' health on a case-by-case basis, instead of invoking blanket causes and blanket cures for made-up disease...|
|7/2/2014 - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has recommended that the government issue potassium iodide pills to all people living within 10 km (6 miles) of nuclear power plants, to use in case of a nuclear accident, such as the one suffered by Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011.
Following the Fukushima...|
|6/6/2014 - Making some extra cash by mowing a neighbor's lawn or setting up a lemonade stand is apparently not as profitable for today's urban youth as reselling FDA-approved drug pills at school. Two 12-year-old boys at a Philadelphia-area middle school were recently caught doing just this, having stolen Ambien...|
|4/17/2014 - People who take prescription drugs for anxiety or to induce sleep are significantly more prone to early death than others, suggests a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). A team of researchers from the U.K. found that taking anti-anxiety medications like Valium (diazepam)...|
|2/21/2013 - Doctors are still widely prescribing a popular class of sleep and anxiety drugs to the very populations most likely to suffer lethal side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal Drugs and Aging.
"Patients need to hear...|
|11/29/2012 - With seemingly no concern whatsoever for the sensibilities of some Americans regarding their moral or religious beliefs, a noted pediatrics organization is recommending that all pediatricians actively counsel teens about "emergency contraception," even going so far as to recommend that they be provided...|
|11/14/2012 - No emergency preparedness kit is complete without potassium iodide (KI) to protect every family member from radiation. In a world where a Fukushima-style disaster could happen any day, potassium iodide is an FDA-approved supplement that's scientifically proven to help protect your body from radiation.
|9/18/2012 - Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.
The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.
Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.
That's an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for...|
|5/10/2012 - Customs officials in South Korea were horrified to discover recently that there is an active, underground drug trade involving powdered, dead babies. Numerous sources confirm that thousands of capsules containing dead baby remains in powdered form were confiscated in recent months in South Korea after...|
|3/15/2012 - There is a concerted effort currently underway to demonize all things meat, regardless of how it is raised or produced, by blaming disease, obesity, and now even global warming, on human meat consumption. And a recent paper put out by S. Matthew Liao, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York...|
|3/13/2012 - More than a dozen families in New Jersey were shocked to learn recently that some of the supposed fluoride pills they had received from a CVS/pharmacy in Chatham were actually tamoxifen pills, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. ABC News reports that an unknown error resulted in some of...|
|3/6/2012 - If you take pharmaceutical sleeping pills to help alleviate insomnia, you are very likely putting yourself at serious risk of developing cancer or even dying. A new study published in BMJ Open, an open-access journal that is part of the British Medical Journal family of publications, suggests that patients...|
|1/10/2012 - (NaturalNews)The coatings of many common drugs and supplements often contain phthalates according to a recent study reported in Environmental Health Perspectives. This family of plasticizer compounds has been linked in previous studies to hormonal and reproductive problems as well as fetal brain damage.
|12/20/2011 2:32:07 PM - A new study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts confirms that natural cranberry juice is more effective in fighting infections than pills containing concentrated doses of the flavonoids found in cranberries. The study published in the Food Science and Biotechnology journal...|
|8/3/2011 - Confectioner's glaze, also called pharmaceutical glaze, resinous glaze, pure food glaze and natural glaze, is a common ingredient in candies and pills. By any name, it's the same ingredient as shellac, the chemical sold in hardware stores that's used for sealing and varnishing wood floors. Check the...|
|3/18/2011 - Even in the midst of global shortages of potassium iodide, the "radiation pills" that protect the thyroid gland from radiation poisoning, we have just managed to acquire a new supply of pharmaceutical-grade potassium iodide supplements. They are manufactured in the USA (in California) in a high-end...|
|3/5/2011 - A recent article in a business travel magazine trumpets the age of Power Pills. These are pharmaceutical drugs used to increase cognitive function and concentration, eliminate jet lag and boost energy amongst other things. Replete with a mini guide of which pills to take and their pro's and con's, the...|
|11/9/2010 - The age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. Novartis AG, one of the largest drug companies in the world, has announced a plan to begin embedding microchips in medications to create "smart pill" technology.
The microchip technology is being licensed from Proteus Biomedical of Redwood City,...|
|10/28/2010 - You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills? Well, it turns out all those studies must now be completely thrown out as utterly non-scientific. And why? Because the placebos used in the studies weren't really placebos...|
|9/30/2009 - A Wired UK article just told us a dirty little secret that the pharmaceutical drug world would rather keep quiet. That fact is: drugs are having a difficult time beating the placebo effect, and increasingly so. In fact, they're finding the placebo effect is getting stronger in people, making it more...|
|5/11/2009 - Around 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the National Kidney Foundation. And some 200,000 of them have such limited or failed kidney function they have to go through dialysis, a several-times-a-week procedure that filters waste from the blood. CKD patients on dialysis...|
|5/7/2009 - After tens of millions of doses of Hydroxycut were taken by consumers, one person died. This, along with reports of a few dozen liver-related side effects, caused the FDA to push for an industry-wide recall of virtually all Hydroxycut products. The thinking behind the warning? The risk of side effects...|
|10/27/2008 - An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has uncovered evidence of widespread quality control problems in pills produced in Puerto Rico, a region that manufactures many of the prescription medications sold in America. Puerto Rico has one of the highest concentrations of pharmaceutical factories...|
|5/1/2008 - Remember a couple of years ago how the FDA warned Americans not to buy prescription drugs from Canada because they might be "contaminated by terrorists?" I'm not making that up: That was the official announcement of an FDA spokesperson, and it was part of their fear strategy for enforcing a monopoly...|
|1/9/2007 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that it had settled with four weight loss pill companies for more than $25 million over complaints the companies had made false, unsubstantiated health claims for their products.
Marketers of four products -- Xenadrine EFX, CortiSlim, TrimSpa...|
|10/27/2006 - If you're used to crushing prescription drug pills to make them easier to swallow or ingest, you may be doing more harm than good, warns a new report from medical experts.
According to David Wright -- who led the study -- crushing pills to make them easier to swallow can cause serious side effects...|
|8/15/2006 - A pill containing plant substances called sterols can help lower cholesterol, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The researchers studied patients who already were eating a heart-healthy diet and taking statin drugs to control...|
|7/3/2006 - For decades, the benefits and risks associated with sleeping pills have been a controversial topic. In recent years, however, the appalling increase in drug company advertising has effectively replaced the publicís awareness of the negative side effects of sleeping pills with vast quantities of pro-pill...|
|6/30/2006 - A New Zealand doctor is being charged with professional misconduct for prescribing diet pills to a woman with a huge abdominal cyst.
The victim visited the doctor four times between 2002 and 2004 complaining of pain, and was told she needed to lose weight. But the 44-year-old mother of three actually...|
|2/21/2006 - This is an article about the market for hoodia gordonii, the diet pills used to suppress appetite and now being sold by a variety of companies. To begin this article, I have to tell you that I can't reveal everything I've discovered in this market. It's extremely frustrating, but it's absolutely true...|
|8/30/2005 - As part of an ongoing investigation into Hoodia Gordonii supplements sold around the world, Truth Publishing has now learned that eleven out of seventeen brand-name hoodia supplements have failed a laboratory analysis of authenticity. The laboratory tests, conducted by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals in Costa...|
|3/26/2005 - Truth Publishing can now reveal the details of an exhaustive investigation into what may be the largest Hoodia Gordonii supplement scam operating in North America: the Pure Hoodia, Inc. company. (This article has recently been updated with even more evidence, see below for details.) In this exclusive...|
|7/26/2004 - It seems that everybody wants to lose weight. But when most people say they want to lose weight, what they really mean is they want to lose weight without altering their current lifestyle. They want to lose weight without changing the foods that they eat, or without getting up off the couch, turning...|
|7/8/2004 - Diet pills are now being consumed by an alarming number of teenagers -- both girls and boys -- in an attempt to achieve an athletic body look without actually having to engage in sports. A frightening 34% of teen girls are now popping these diet pills, a figure that's even higher than males. It's part...|
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|5/10/2004 3:35:25 PM - Following the politically movitvated ban on ephedra by the FDA, makers
of diet pills and weight loss supplements have been frantically
reformulating their products to achieve ephedra-like results. The most
common alternative? Caffeine. The real story on diet pills, however,
isn't so simple....|
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