Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

HCG Weight-Loss Drugs: Unsafe & Illegal Says FDA

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FDA: HCG weight-loss products are illegal and may be unsafe. They are tremendously popular—a Google search pulls up over 27 million results. They claim to be all-natural, and promise consumers using it that they will lose one to two pounds a day, while feeling “healthy and energetic” all the while.

Its sellers claim that “very small amounts” of it can “disconnect the mobile fat of people’s body” and “burn and discharge the unwanted fat through the kidneys.”

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Are Oral HIV Tests (OraQuick) Accurate? McGill University Study

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Oral HIV tests: 2 % less accurate, but good enough? Recent news that a saliva-based HIV diagnostic test is only two percent less accurate than traditional blood tests has intrigued HIV activists and health experts across the world, with many hoping that this will lead to widespread self-testing that can help curb the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In the 31 years since it was first recognized by the United States Centers for Disease and Prevention in 1981, the disease has reached epidemic proportions. It claimed about 2.1 million lives in 2007, despite improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many parts of the world.

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Astalift Skin Care – Fujifilm: Effective Anti-Aging Cream?

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Fujifilm Corp’s new anti-aging skin cream is picture-perfect in more ways than one. For one, it’s a way the company turned its lemons into lemonade.

As market intelligence site Brand Channel points out, in recent years, photography and film have “shifted 180 degrees,” leaving Fujifilm’s main competitor, Eastman Kodak Co, bankrupt and “in the digital dust.”

But instead of just lying there and taking it, Fujifilm’s successfully navigated turbulent waters while we weren’t looking: It’s diversified out of film into — guess what? — skincare and healthcare products.

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