December 6, 2011 Federal regulators want companies to stop selling homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin to help people lose weight to stop. The regulators said the marketing of the products makes them "unnapproved new drugs" and that's against the law.
Quite a few hospitals are getting in on the acupuncture act.
November 15, 2011 A survey finds 42 percent of hospitals offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment. Those hospitals that offer the options cite patient demand as the top reason. Clinical effectiveness is the No. 2 reason.
October 11, 2011 Use of many common supplements — iron, in particular — appeared to increase the risk of dying, and only calcium supplements appeared to reduce mortality risk. The increased risk amounted to a few percentage points in most instances.
April 20, 2011 The Federal Trade Commission has asked federal courts to put a stop to the activities of 10 different outfits that allegedly use "fake news websites" to tout acai berry weight-loss products.
Did you take a supplement today?
April 13, 2011 More women than men take supplements. And women 60 and over take the most of all, especially when it comes to calcium and vitamin D. Overall, multivitamins are the most commonly consumed supplements.
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