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Journal Entry text/texmacsSupplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts
Military doctors are worried that certain energy supplements could lead to heart problems in U.S. troops.
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Journal EntryFamily Matters: Military Youth Risk-Taking Behavior
In a study of military youth, risk-taking behavior was compared to national and state averages. How did they rank?
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Journal Entry text/texmacsBeware of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements"
Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products that are marketed as dietary supplements.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsBeware of Fraudulent Weight-Loss "Dietary Supplements"
The FDA warns against weight-loss products which don't live up to their claims and can potentially cause serious harm.
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Journal EntryDietary supplements: Questions and answers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers consumers' questions about dietary supplements and the regulations of dietary supplements.
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Journal EntryTainted dietary supplements: How do you know?
Dietary supplements do not require approval by the FDA, so how can you know if the supplement you are considering is tainted? Read on for warning signs and new actions by the FDA that can help.
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Journal EntryGet 7-8 hours of sleep to perform daily tasks efficiently
More than one-third of adults in the U.S. Don't get enough sleep, and getting less than 7 hours will impact even your everyday tasks.
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Journal Entry application/x-troff-msThe FTC and fake acai “news” claims
Watch out for apparent news websites, even those displaying recognizable logos, that make weight-loss claims for acai berry supplements. The FTC is targeting these deceptive practices.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsFDA Press Release: Don’t use products marketed as antimicrobial dietary supplements
The FDA is warning consumers not to buy or use products claiming to antimicrobial and marketed as dietary supplements.
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Journal EntryHerbs at a glance
Visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for information on many of the herbs used as and in dietary supplements.
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