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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 […]

20 Feb

No More Peanut Butter, No More Toast ‘n Jam

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites We’re feeling feisty. Something about Tuesdays… Wait, what are we talking about – we’re feisty every day. Sisson’s top picks are downright controversial today, so dig in: Blue Genes You may have heard the news yesterday that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by genes, not overuse (then why do so many […]

19 Feb

Holy Grails of Health

Taking a look at the health headlines this afternoon, I’m struck again by how much information is really disinformation, misinformation, and my personal favorite, uninformation (e.g. exercise is good! try to quit smoking! eat healthy!). Every day, I see the most sensational (but worthless), the most inaccurate, and the most outdated health information disseminated. Question […]

14 Feb

Great Health Hits

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news links you want to click! Mark’s favorite articles from the world of health: 1) Take heart! Women, like men, are at risk for heart disease and heart attacks. But according to the following link, about one in five women who have heart attacks show no signs of heart […]

13 Feb

Here Comes the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Hey kids! Here’s the latest from the world of health: 1) I’m not sure, but I think I might want… Is your heart hungry? This is a great little piece about food cravings that has lots of helpful encouragement. Don’t miss this Valentine for the body. 2) Scrub your stomach clean […]

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 […]

7 Feb

Get It While It’s Hot!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Mark’s favorite items from today’s health news. 1) FDA Approves Deficiency – er, Diet – Drug Orlistat, an obesity drug, has been approved for over-the-counter use. It ain’t your mama’s diet pill – this drug actually has major side effects, and because it depletes nutrients from the body, must be taken […]

31 Jan

Blog Is the New Health

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Or should that be…health is the new blog? And have you noticed the constant “this is the new that” slogans everybody likes to come up with? (Just Google: sugar is the new trans fat, brown is the new black, adults are the new kids.) How about a new turn of phrase […]

31 Jan

Yo, Apples!

What’s up, pals? Sara here, with a few quick updates. Social web: Have you added Mark’s Daily Apple to your RSS feeder? Do you have an RSS feeder? Are you looking at this and thinking…huh? Check out Aaron’s Helpful Hints at right to learn more. It’s easy, I promise. If you really dig a particular […]

30 Jan

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat. 1) Angering dermatologists everywhere! Another holy grail of health is about to crumble. Here’s more evidence that a little sunshine is not only okay – it’s probably good for you (something any cat could tell you…if they could tell you). Want to prevent […]

23 Jan

Out and About

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Juicy picks! 1) Then what does a microwave do to food? You can sterilize your sponges by tossing them in the microwave for two minutes. Details here. Oh, make sure the sponge is wet. This handy trick kills all germs, spores, and is also useful for eliciting befuddled looks from your […]

15 Jan

Get Your Buzz On

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Why aren’t there teenage carrots? Oh yeah, because they’d be unwashed, spoiled rotten and absolutely refuse to participate in any recipe. 2) Um, gross. Thanks again, FDA. You guys continue to inspire. Who needs strict slaughterhouse standards when you can just spray your meat clean? 3) Skinny Fat It’s what […]

15 Jan

Psst…

What do you all think of the to-pasteurize-or-not-to-pasteurize debate? We think getting rid of hormones is at least a good step in the right direction.

12 Jan

Lean, Take 2

By the way, the FDA is approving the use of the word “lean” on prepared foods at the suggestion of Nestle. I’m guessing this wonderful “suggestion” was made on a golf course somewhere – or maybe a private jet. FDA? Nope. MDA.

12 Jan

Catch the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: No, not that kind of buzz. Sheesh! Between us, Sisson’s still pretty steamed about the whole health care crisis, so we sent him on a hike. We hope you’re about to go do something fun and active, too (it’s the weekend, for goodness’ sake!). But catch the latest buzz before you […]

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