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Posted 10:27 PM 5/7/2012
May 7, 2012 -- About one week after the FDA asked 10 manufacturers to provide safety information on DMAA, a speed-like ingredient found in some supplements, a Harvard researcher is calling for an out-and-out ban on DMAA.
Posted 7:25 PM 1/10/2012
Jan. 10, 2012 -- Feeling blue? It may be time to check your vitamin D levels.
New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D and depression may go hand in hand.
The new study included about 12,600 people aged 20 to 90. Researchers measured the vitamin D in their blood and assessed symptoms of depression.
Posted 6:48 PM 12/7/2011
Dec. 7, 2011 -- Some popular fish oil supplements may be a little fishy when it comes to quality.
A new test of 15 top-selling fish oil supplements by Consumer Reports shows five fell a bit short on quality.
Posted 6:29 PM 10/25/2011
"All natural" -- it's on the labels of a growing number of foods, cosmetics, cleaning products, and over-the-counter remedies. This is, in part, what makes herbal medicine so popular. But does natural always mean safe?
Herbal medicine is the use of plants as medicine. Typically taken by mouth or applied to the skin, medicinal herbs can come in several forms, such as ointments, oils, capsules, tablets, and teas.
Posted 4:33 PM 8/24/2011
Have you felt exhausted lately? Can you barely make it up the stairs without getting winded even though you're physically fit? If so, you might be lacking in iron -- especially if you're a woman.
Although many people don't think of iron as being a nutrient, you might be surprised to learn that low iron is the most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. Almost 10% of women are iron deficient, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and (More)
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Posted 6:30 PM 5/20/2011
When you're expecting, you want to do everything possible to give your baby the healthiest head start. You read all the What to Expect books, watch your diet, and carefully follow the advice your doctor gives you at every prenatal care visit. Part of that advice might be to take prenatal vitamins, but do you know why your doctor is recommending these vitamins, or what they can do to help your growing baby?