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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 […]

13 Apr

Did You Know We Eat Petroleum?

Did you know that the federal government allows oil to be added to foods? Not the vegetable kind of oil, either – I’m talking about that oil. The oil that runs your car, lubricates machinery, and gets made into clothes and computers and cars and containers. The same oil that is made into makeup and […]

12 Apr

Web It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Catch the latest clickativity, Apples! “Cocaine” Found To Be Illegal The FDA is calling for the energy drink Cocaine to be banned, saying it’s a drug. Offensive, sure. Drug? Nope. Your tax dollars at work! Frenemies: Stress and Cancer A link between stress and prostate cancer has been identified. And on […]

12 Apr

Never Fails to Inspire

Have you gotten to know this little nutrition buddy brought to you by the FDA? If not, I think you ought to reconsider: – Like many of the processed foods we enjoy in this great country, the exact nature of Labelman’s, er, origin, is difficult to ascertain. Is he a popsicle? A hot dog, perhaps? […]

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 […]

27 Mar

It Beats a Whole-Wheat Donut

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the clickativity! Asthmatic The world’s top three asthma experts are presenting a shocking new finding: that asthma you’ve been treating may be a different health problem altogether. Stent Stunt And another potential case of seriously misguided therapies: stents versus … everything else. Turns out that natural therapies (weight loss, exercise, […]

22 Mar

What’s Shakin’?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: We’ve got great news for you to check out today – and fried vegetarians, too. Yes. Now That’s Rare: FDA Gets Tough Well played, FDA, well played. As everyone and their goldfish knows by now, the FDA is no stranger to bribery and corruption. Various moves (a new chief, a new […]

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 […]

14 Mar

You Best Be Clickin’!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The Bees are proud to bring you all kinds of fascinating, humorous, important and compelling news bites today. Would you expect anything less? We hope not! Check out this clickativity: Eating for Two? Moms-to-be: think you need to gain 30 pounds for a healthy pregnancy? Think again. Conventional medical wisdom gets […]

12 Mar

Chocolate & Omega 3’s Benefit Every Body

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What a great Monday! There’s a lot of interesting clickativity today, with one thing in common: all the news is big! Click it out: One More Reason Chocolate Is Great Science Daily reports that a cocoa discovery may have greater implications for human health than penicillin. Yes, you read that correctly […]

9 Mar

That’s a Wrap!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s today’s wrap-up from the world of health, Apples. Thanks for all your great support and feedback this week. Keep those suggestions and questions coming! Stay healthy and have a wonderful weekend! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Hormones …in our milk. The latest Big Moo decision is sure to please, although […]

2 Mar

Sting-Free News

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 9 out of 10 taste-testers agree: Today’s wrap contains 100% more flavor than the leading competitor. What a Headache The FDA swipes 15 migraine medications off the shelf. Conspiracy Theorists, Pay Heed Evil secrets lurk at the farmer’s market…or something. We still think farmer’s markets are better, and it’s usually not […]

2 Mar

Smarter Fuel?

Sara here, with some Big Moo musings for the girls. Dairy is one of those food debates that can go on ad infinitum, with plenty of good points on either side (much like vegetarianism). Raw vs. organic vs. regular vs. low-fat vs. full-fat…you get the idea. Dairy is just not, um, a black and white […]

1 Mar

And This Makes 300

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites The peanut butter scandal continues, ice cream supposedly boosts fertility, and a half glass of wine a day is the fountain of youth. Oh, and the FDA has created a hurricane-like warning system for flu epidemics. But 9 out of 10 dentists agree, today’s roundup still beats yet another day of […]

28 Feb


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 […]

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