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Supplements for kids aim to treat attention deficit disorder, depression and other illnesses.
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 Vitacost: Reviews and sells dietary supplements.
 ConsumerLab: Tests health products and posts findings for the public.
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 Food and Drug Administration: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
 National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Putting a Healthy Spin On Processed Foods: Companies Cut Sugar, Add Vitamins (Post, Jan. 10, 2005)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, Nov. 23, 2004)

Fewer Poor Students Eat Free Breakfasts in Region (Post, Nov. 19, 2004)

High Doses Of Vitamin E Found to Raise Risk of Dying (Post, Nov. 11, 2004)

FDA Unveils New Rules For Supplement Labels (Post, Nov. 5, 2004)

Antioxidant Pills Questioned, Again: Controversial Analysis Finds Supplements Have Little Benefit, Possible Harm (Post, Oct. 12, 2004)

Deep Purple (Post, Oct. 6, 2004)

Overfed, Undernourished (Post, Sept. 21, 2004)

Accept No Substitutes (Post, Aug. 25, 2004)

Interactions (Post, Aug. 3, 2004)

Belly Up To the Bars (Post, July 27, 2004)

Multivitamins Slow AIDS Effect in Study: African Patients Had Deficient Diets (Post, July 1, 2004)

Supplemental Info (Post, June 29, 2004)

Is There An Organic Advantage? (Post, June 29, 2004)

The New Apple a Day: Selling the Health Benefits of Enriched 'Phoods' (Post, June 26, 2004)

You Know You Crave It (Post, June 22, 2004)

Berry Bonanza (Post, June 16, 2004)

OJ Gets Squeezed: Can the Icon of the American Breakfast Table Compete in a Low-Carb World? (Post, June 16, 2004)

Diet Panel Emphasizes More Fiber, Less Fat: Federal Committee Prepares Recommendations (Post, May 28, 2004)

Vitamin D Deficiency Called Major Health Risk (Post, May 21, 2004)

Oversight of Supplement Makers Advised: Panel Recommends That FDA Be Given More Resources to Find Problem Products (Post, April 2, 2004)

The Flip-Flop Files: New Findings Keep Overturning Medical Advice. Here Are 11 of the Latest -- but Surely Not Final -- Recommendations (Post, March 16, 2004)

Make That a Boy? (Post, Feb. 17, 2004)

Interactions (Post, Feb. 10, 2004)

GOING WITH THE GRAINS: Fortify and Thicken Soups (Post, Jan. 14, 2004)

U.S. to Stop Ephedra Sales: Diet Aid Called Unsafe (Post, Dec. 31, 2003)

Heart Association Urges Federal Ban on Ephedra (Post, April 4, 2003)

Supplement Maker and Distributor Cited in Suit: Widow of Ex-Oriole Bechler Seeks $600M (Post, July 18, 2003)

GAO Links Ephedra With Serious Side Effects (Post, July 23, 2003)

Thompson Urges More Data on Diet Supplements (Post, July 24, 2003)

Early Weaning May Increase Risk of Disease: Calves Most Likely to Contract Mad Cow While Ingesting Protein Supplements (Post, Dec. 28, 2003)

Ready for Discharge (Post, Dec. 23, 2003)

Holiday Challenge, Week 1 (Post, Nov. 25, 2003)

Testosterone Derided As a Health Supplement: Report Discourages Widespread Use (Post, Nov. 13, 2003)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, Nov. 11, 2003)

Sweet Inspiration Almost Too Good to Be True (Post, Oct. 29, 2003)

Lean Plate Club: Block That Starch Blocker (Post, Oct. 28, 2003)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, Oct. 21, 2003)

Lean Plate Club: Baja? Aha! (Post, Oct. 7, 2003)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, Sept. 9, 2003)

The Omega Principle: Some Fish Fats Protect the Heart. What If They Could Also Treat Your Brain? (Post, Aug. 19, 2003)

Bed Medicine?: It's Not a Drug. But Ads for a 'Viagra-Like' Product for Women Might Fool You (Post, July 29, 2003)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, July 1, 2003)

Injecting Hope -- and Risk: Dominican Prospects Turn to Supplements Designed for Animals (Post, June 23, 2003)

A Weekly Shot of News and Notes (Post, June 17, 2003)

From the Depths: Many Experts Don't Swallow Extraordinary Claims for Calcium Supplements Derived From Sea Coral (Post, May 20, 2003)

The Lean Plate Club: Testing One's Fiber (Post, April 15, 2003)

Infant Rickets Alert (Post, April 15, 2003)

FDA Moves On Dietary Supplements: Agency to Oversee Herbal Remedies (Post, March 8, 2003)

Ephedra Alternatives (Post, March 4, 2003)

Public Warned About Ephedra: Health Secretary Aims to Regulate Diet Supplement (Post, March 1, 2003)

Ephedra Controversy Nothing New in Sports: Dietary Supplement Linked to Other Deaths (Post, Feb. 20, 2003)

Picking a Bone With Vitamin A: High Levels, Weak Bones Linked Again (Post, Feb. 4, 2003)

Age Lines (Post, Jan. 28, 2003)

Ephedra Products Thin Out: Braced for the Worst, Makers Sell New Herbs (Post, Jan. 14, 2003)

Let the Veggies Take Center Stage (Post, Jan. 1, 2003)

INTERACTIONS (Post, Dec. 24, 2002)

Some Dietary Aids to Get USP Stamp of Approval (Post, Dec. 18, 2002)

Science Validates Few Alternative Treatments for Cancer (Post, Dec. 10, 2002)

Certified, To a Point: Seals Will Gauge Supplements' Purity, Not Safety, Efficacy (Post, Nov. 19, 2002)

Hey, Sugar: Watch Those Sweets (Post, Oct. 29, 2002)

Keys of Nutrition: When America Was Hungry to Understand the Science of Diet, Ancel Keys Stepped up to the Plate (Post, Oct. 22, 2002)

Pill 'Very Promising': CoQ10 May Arrest Parkinson's Disease (Post, Oct. 22, 2002)

CoQ10: The Facts (Post, Oct. 22, 2002)

Lean Plate Club: Protein: Not to Worry (Post, Oct. 15, 2002)

Women Taking Another Look At Ways to Treat Menopause: Problems With Hormone Therapy May Boost Other Remedies (Post, Aug. 29, 2002)

Goodbye, Junk Food; Hello, Fruits, Veggies: Schools to Offer Healthier Snacks (Post, Aug. 22, 2002)

The Lean Plate Club: Foraging for Fiber (Post, Aug. 20, 2002)

Ephedra Seller to Be Investigated (Post, Aug. 16, 2002)

Trans Fatty Acids: Unsafe at Any Feed (Post, July 16, 2002)

Lime on a Stick (Post, July 10, 2002)

Diet Rich in Vitamins C, E May Pare Alzheimer's Risk (Post, June 26, 2002)

Pick a Peck Of Purslane (Post, June 19, 2002)

Bush Orders Safety Review Of Ephedra (Post, June 15, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, May 7, 2002)

For a Proven Product, Blurry Claims (Post, April 23, 2002)

For Young Athletes, Limited Gains -- at a High Risk: Safety Issues Dog Sports Supplements (Post, April 9, 2002)

QUICK STUDY : A weekly digest of new research on major health topics (Post, March 19, 2002)

FDA Warns of Potent Drugs Found in 2 Herbal Products (Post, Feb. 9, 2002)

Anxiety Over Kava: FDA, Others Investigate Reports Of Liver Toxicity (Post, Jan. 22, 2002)

Vitamin A and Osteoporosis Risk (Post, Jan. 8, 2002)

Making a Claim on Credibility: New Plan Will Verify Some Supplement Claims But Not Safety, Efficacy (Post, Dec. 4, 2001)

Crackdown on Bioterror Claims: FTC Warns Operators of Sites Selling Dietary Supplements (Post, Nov. 20, 2001)

YOU & A: Slowing Vision Loss: Slowing Vision Loss (Post, Oct. 16, 2001)

Dietary Supplements Slow Vision Loss, Study Shows: Researchers Find Combination of 3 Vitamins and Zinc Effective Against Age-Related Condition (Post, Oct. 12, 2001)

The Lean Plate Club: Fruitful Advice on Vitamin C: Fruitful Advice on Vitamin C (Post, Aug. 21, 2001)

The Funny Thing About Vitamin E (Post, Aug. 7, 2001)

Mixed Messages: Antioxidants May in Some Cases Do More Harm Than Good (Post, Aug. 7, 2001)

The ABCs of Antioxidants (Post, Aug. 7, 2001)

Food Claim Crackdown: FDA Warns Manufacturers Against Giving Foods a Botanical 'Boost' Without Proving the Added Ingredients Are Safe (Post, June 19, 2001)

FTC Says Six Firms Used False Online Ads: Medical, Diet Claims Targeted by Crackdown (Post, June 15, 2001)

A Bear Market for Supplements: As Consumers Contemplate Herbal Products' Negatives, Sales Have Dropped (Post, May 15, 2001)

Why Your Pharmacist Wants to Know About Your Herbs: Some Druggists Can Issue Computer-Prompted Warnings About Hazardous Interactions (Post, May 1, 2001)

St. John's Wort Ineffective, Large Study Finds: Popular Herbal Supplement Is Termed No More Effective Than a Placebo for Severe Depression (Post, April 18, 2001)

Woman Wins $13.3 Million Against Dietary Company: Jurors Find Product Containing Ephedrine Caused Stroke (Post, Feb. 8, 2001)

Dietary Supplement Makers Flex Muscle: $15 Billion Industry Fends Off Attempts to Regulate Ephedra Over Health Risks (Post, Dec. 25, 2000)



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