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Diet Pills

Why Are People Ignoring The Deadly Risks Of This Diet Pill?

Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Doctors say they are now almost certain that aegeline, a substance naturally found in bael trees, was the harmful ingredient in the weight-loss supple...

Diet Supplement In Trouble For Second Time This Year, Recall Will Cost Millions

Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

USPLabs LLC, which produces the weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro, is having a rough year. After more than 50 cases of liver damage were linked ...

GNC Delayed Pulling This Possibly Deadly Pill -- Why?

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

When the Hawaii Department of Health issued a request Tuesday that the diet supplement OxyELITE Pro be voluntarily removed from store shelves, they re...

Diet Pill Pulled From Shelves Nationwide After 29 Cases Of Liver Failure, 1 Death

Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Diet supplement manufacturer USPLabs is stopping nationwide distribution of the diet pill OxyELITE Pro in lieu of a staggering number of liver failure...

Gabriela Aoun

Killer Diet Supplement? Liver Damage Cases In Hawaii Rise To 30

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of recent liver damage cases linked to dietary supplements has risen from 10 to 30 in the last week. All 30 cases have been reported in Haw...

Dietary Supplements Linked To 10 'Severe' Liver Failure Cases In Hawaii

Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Ten young, seemingly-healthy people have been admitted into Hawaii hospitals in the last five months for varying degrees of liver inflammation and fai...

Can You Caffeinate Yourself to a Lower Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Does it or doesn't it? The controversy over caffeine's role in weight loss has been going on for more than a decade. So many studies have appeared, with evidence on both sides of this issue, you can toss a coin while you are waiting for your caffeinated or decaffeinated latte to be made.

While the FDA's Approval of a New Diet Drug Might Be Big News, It's Not Necessarily Good News

Gregg McBride | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The FDA recently approved a prescription diet pill named Qsymia. Note that I refer to this as "big news," as opposed to "good news." Personally, I don't think anything out of a jar or bottle can ultimately provide what we really need to take off the excess weight.

Body-Image Innovator Tiffany Stewart on Preventing Eating Disorders

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

To give voice to all those who suffer silently with bad body image, Tiffany Stewart, the director of Louisana State University's Behavior Technology Laboratory, posted the most poignant answers on Emerge, her burgeoning website.

How To Lose Weight Without Dieting or Pills

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Between our obsession with our looks and the national crisis involving obesity, losing weight is constantly on the minds of tens of millions of people.

'Intervention': Terry Cracked Under Pressure To Be Beautiful

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

A&E saved one of the most heartbreaking stories yet for the season finale of "Intervention" (Mon, 10 p.m. ET on A&E). Terry's descent into alcoholism ...

Qnexa: Desperate Measure For Desperate Times

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

FDA approval of Qnexa will represent a rather desperate measure at a desperate time for desperate individuals of a desperate society. So be it. But our desperate need to address this problem decisively is long overdue and should be the mother of far better invention than this.

Marketers Accused Of Creating Fake News Sites

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect to see fewer "newsy" online advertisements hawking acai berry diet pills. Federal regulators announced settl...

Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal

Jenny Block | Posted 03.25.2012 | Books
Jenny Block

If you didn't know it was real, you might think it was an episode of Law and Order. Fraud, threats, back alley pacts and over 400,000 victims. But, sadly, this story is the real thing. In the '90s, six million Americans took fen-phen, a diet pill combo that was billed as being "magic."

Dietary Supplements: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

AARP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

Older adults who take dietary supplements to boost their intake of minerals need to be careful they don’t get too much of a good thing. As report...

Exercise Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven't bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking ...

Orexigen Seeks Diet Pill Approval Amid Investor Doubts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Susan Heavey) - Orexigen Therapeutics Inc's Contrave, the last of a trio of new weight-loss drugs, can effectively help patients shed ...

Weight Loss Drug Faces Safety Questions

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Vivus Inc.'s potential weight loss drug Qnexa will likely draw scrutiny over nervous system and psychiatric side effects from a panel...

Celebrity Diet Pills: Take Them Or Leave Them? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rarely a week goes by without a Kardashian crediting QuickTrim for her weight loss in a Life & Style cover story. Now that Khloe is too fat to endorse...

Watch What You Say, or You Could Become the "Biggest Loser"

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Slapped with three class action lawsuits in California, Jillian Michaels, TV's toughest trainer, could truly stand to be the "Biggest Loser" -- not only in monetary terms, but in credibility.

Diet Pill Bankrupts Nikki Haskell

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The biggest victim of the National Football League's drug-testing policy so far is Beverly Hills socialite Nikki Haskell, who declared bankruptcy this...

F.D.A. Finds "Natural" Diet Pills Contain Drugs, Hazardous To Health

nytimes.com | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Grady Jackson, a defensive tackle with the Atlanta Falcons, said he used the weight-loss capsules. Kathie Lee Gifford was enthusiastic about them on t...

Let's Talk About Your Health and Your Weight

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you are not healthy, due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, then you can change that. Take control. Educate yourself about food, calories and healthy eating.