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Warning Labels

We Have the 'Cure' for Obesity, But Is the Pill Too Difficult to Swallow?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

If People Came With Warning Labels...

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Long before Apple's iPod Shuffle came with the warning that it should not be eaten, companies hoping to avoid litigation have been bombarding us with the obvious. These warning labels have proliferated like bunnies and spilled over to direct-to-consumer advertising.

When Cigarette Warnings Backfire

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The idea behind the new cigarette warnings is that if people really knew what cigarettes can do to them, they would not smoke. Unfortunately, there is good reason to believe that these warnings will not have the desired effect.

PHOTOS: Rejected Cigarette Warning Labels

Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

The FDA just released designs for new cigarette warning labels and they're pretty shocking. However, there were a lot of rejected concepts, some o...

Wacky Warning Labels Contest Names 5 Frivolous Finalists

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

DETROIT — Ballpoint pen-chewers, take note: The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed. Common sense? Apparently for speakers of...

A Thousand Words of Warning Against Tobacco

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Nearly 4,000 teens and pre-teens around the country try cigarettes for the first time every day. For one in four of them, this will turn into a lifelong addiction.

This Fruit Might Kill You: Doctors Demand Choking Warning Labels On Food

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' fo...

What Would Your Warning Label Say?

Margaret Ruth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Margaret Ruth

Recently, I commented on Facebook that my Kleenex box announces that it is "Now Softer and Stronger!" which sounds pretty enlightened to me. My friend...

Cell Phones -- Read the Fine Print

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Last week the technology world stood on notice as a fiercely independent state legislator bucked the Maine political establishment and proposed to place visible warning labels on cell phones.

Lifting the "Body Burden": How to Fight Toxic Exposure and Keep Chemicals Out of Your Home

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

From Seventh Generation's discussion on "Children and Chemicals," featuring Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group, pediatrician Dr. Alan ...