5-Day waiting period on that cupcake
(January 31st, 2008)

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Cartoon of the Week
(January 31st, 2008)
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Fitness, Not Fatness
(January 30th, 2008)
Forget Botox and reach for some barbells instead. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who forgo regular exercise and physical activity age prematurely. Yesterday lead researcher Tim D. Spector told The Washington Post: “These data suggest that the act of exercising...
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What Mainstream Doctors (Still) Think Of PCRM
(January 29th, 2008)
We’ve told you over the years that the American Medical Association (which speaks for the vast majority of American physicians) doesn’t have a very high opinion of PCRM -- the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (which speaks for the animal rights world). The latest shoe to...
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What Price, Food Freedom?
(January 28th, 2008)
Last week, the New York Board of Health passed a new initiative aimed at “shaming” individuals out of ordering their favorite foods. Now, obesity “experts” are squawking that shame might not be enough. In the latest issue of the Preventing Chronic Diseases health journal, Dr. Deborah...
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The (Tuna) Sushi Rolls On
(January 25th, 2008)
Since we told you on Wednesday about a reckless piece of “science” journalism in The New York Times about what turned out to be harmless levels of mercury in sushi-grade tuna, three remarkable things have happened. Here’s an update. This morning, we told viewers of NBC’s TODAY show that...
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Lunch Box Police
(January 24th, 2008)
Bullies have been stealing other kids’ lunches for centuries. A recently announced policy in Britain aims to change that, instructing teachers to take the food away instead. In addition to many other over-the-top proposals (including bans on fast food and limits on sugar, fat, and salt in...
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New York Times Should Retract Error-Filled Mercury Story
(January 23rd, 2008)
New York -- Today in a New York Times story claiming sushi-grade tuna is “tainted” with “high mercury levels,” health reporter Marian Burros omitted critical information about government standards for mercury levels in fish and seriously misinterpreted their meaning. These errors are significant enough, according to the nonprofit Center...
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Another New York Fish Story
(January 23rd, 2008)
It’s a good-news / bad-news day for New Yorkers who like sushi. The good news is that a New York Times report about trace levels of mercury in tuna sushi came up with nothing but safe, wholesome fish. The bad news is that Times health writer Marian Burros...
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Consumer Group Criticizes NYC Board of Health Over Menu Labeling Bill.
(January 22nd, 2008)

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized the New York City Board of Health for mandating that chain restaurants incorporate nutrition labels on their menus. This morning the Board unanimously supported the proposal, even though similar legislation had been previously struck down in court.

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