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Archive for the ‘ Big Pharma ’ Category

23 May

For the Love of Links

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What do you get when you mix the daily heads-up on the best health news, a funny picture, and a bonus fitness post from Mark? Oh yeah, this post. Rejoice! For fried dough is near. Fabulosity We promise never to use that word again. But you’ll see why we did when […]

22 May

Marriage Is Healthiest for Men; 2 Duds for Glaxo

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites It’s a beautiful day…but not for GlaxoSmithKline. One Expensive Diabetes Rx GSK shareholders were dismayed at analysts’ early estimate of what the Avandia debacle will cost: upwards of five billion. That’s a lot of yachts. This is ReubenInStt’s Flickr Photo Newly-Divorced Men Have Highest Depression Rates We’re not sure about the […]

14 May

The Daily Linky Link

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What’s shakin’, Apples? I’m here to highlight the best links to get your week off to an informed and healthy start: Big Pharma Misleads Consumers Do you trust Big Pharma? You shouldn’t. (I know we said we’d lay off those guys for a while, but this is pretty important news. Official […]

4 May

Quack Attack

I’ve gotten so many great health questions from you all this week, I’m still working through several of the emails. (Sorry for the delay – I haven’t forgotten you! I encourage you to post your questions in the Forum, so that along with my tips, you’ll get the whole gang to help you out.) There […]

3 May

Wine & Chocolate: Now This Is News!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Both wine and chocolate are in the news! Glug, Glug? Yeah, Yeah Yet another alcohol study. This one is all over the news: drinking decreases brain size. To be clear, for each level of consumption, the scientists found a .25 percent shrink. (That’s a fourth of one percent, not twenty-five percent…whew!). […]

26 Apr

How to Get Sick and Die

The Definitive Guide: Part 1 Get sick and die. You know you need to. The government, dietitians and health experts remind us constantly – you simply can’t get sick and die if you don’t take the appropriate steps! That means logging plenty of hours on the sofa, eating your fill of fast food, and engaging […]

25 Apr

It’s a Bad Day for Big Agra & Big Pharma

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Woo hoo! Bigs cry, Bees cheer. Stop Feeding Junk to the Kidlets For the love of Fuji, can we please stop slinging soda and chips and pizza at children? Vending machines and cafeterias are contributing to an obesity epidemic that is an embarrassing indictment of our public education system. Fortunately, some […]

19 Apr

El Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Catch the clickativity! Grease the Brain Another study confirms it: “good fats” (also known as essential fatty acids and Omega-3’s) help stave off Alzheimer’s disease. We recommend eating a “good fat” at every meal. Some favorites: – wild fish – olive oil (or another unsaturated vegetable oil such as walnut, avocado […]

18 Apr

Wednesday Webbin’

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat! There’s plenty of controversy brewing in health today, and we’d love to hear your viewpoints! Angst or Antidepressants? A study from JAMA reports that antidepressants are perfectly safe for teens – something that will no doubt fire ongoing controversy, in light of the […]

17 Apr

Is the FDA Serious?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: They’re for real. Read on. FDA Officially Jumps the Shark The FDA is attacking your freedom. That’s no hyperbole, and it’s not just because we take issue with Labelman. Evidently, the FDA figures they’ve done such a bang-up job regulating drugs safely and effectively, why not extend their sticky fingers responsibilities […]

16 Apr

The Trouble with Cured Meats

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Oh, that term: “cured meat”. What is being cured, exactly? (Other than curing meat of any health benefit?) Read on and learn, Apples. Herbaceous! A few months ago, Mark recommended herbs as a vegetable you might want to reconsider (these naturally medicinal veggies are excellent in salads or cooked with vegetables […]

11 Apr

All the News, None of Those Pesky Calories

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Diabetes dominates the news today, Apples. Here are the most significant stories: Do Pesticides Trigger Diabetes? There appears to be a significant link between the chemical compounds that build up in fatty tissue and insulin resistance. We’re talking about chemicals commonly found in the food supply, which is how they end […]

9 Apr

Thoughts on the Rocks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Radical thoughts to shake you up…or stir you into action. That’s Bee, Worker Bee. #1: Feeling Restless? The news out today is that restless leg syndrome increases the risk of heart disease. Ready for this? We say baloney. Restless leg syndrome is a curiously modern phenomenon that seems suspiciously correlated to […]

15 Mar

Abbott Labs, Chickenpox, & Couch Potatoes

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s your daily dose of the latest and greatest from the world of health! We skip the sensational stories (please, no more Anna Nicole DNA testing news! There is stuff going on in the world!). Today, we bring you the most compelling, useful…and, yes, bizarre health news. To wit: evidently, furniture […]

15 Mar

From Pharma, with Love

“The measures reflect a growing body of research about discrepancies between journal articles and the full results of the studies behind them. Journal editors are also responding to the escalating debate in Washington on ensuring drug side effects are properly disclosed. In the wake of the withdrawal of Merck & Co.’s painkiller Vioxx over cardiovascular […]

28 Feb

Clickativity

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Today’s news includes the return of a psuedo-scandal, proof that the FDA doesn’t care about women, and…donuts. No, Vitamins Will not Kill You It’s all over the news: vitamins will kill you! This is the same old scare that gets trucked out whenever there’s an FDA or Big Pharma scandal (it […]

27 Feb

Le Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites All the news, none of the calories! Garlic: Like, So Not a Superfood An excellent study finds garlic probably doesn’t beat bad cholesterol as much as we thought. You know this is going to be 5 o’clock “news” fodder, but it’s really nothing to worry about. Garlic is still great for […]

26 Feb

You Best Be Clickin’!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Mark’s Daily Apple is 100% sugar-free. Are you? Big Breakthroughs Beats biopsies! Down Syndrome discovery! Smooth Criminal You may recall last week’s little exploration of refreshing beverages overflowing with so many calories, even Bactrian camels would be concerned. Hey, a small, fiber-rich protein shake is one thing. But these sherbet-and-sugar-water pajama […]

16 Feb

Friday’s Fuss

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Peanut butter is being recalled, women are more germy than men, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, because Donald Trump’s comb-over may soon become a thing of the past. Or maybe not. Peanut butter isn’t the ideal food anyway (it’s fine in sauces and on fresh fruit, but […]

8 Feb

And This Is What I Call a Deal-Breaker

I’m sure you’ve heard the headlines about Orlistat, the obesity drug, being approved for OTC use. What you may not have heard about are the side effects of this fat-blocking drug. Orlistat, which will still be distributed by Rx as Xenical for morbidly obese patients, will now be sold as Alli in drugstores nationwide. A […]

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