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  • Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation

    Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation
    Here's the bad news: A dietary supplement named OxyElite Pro is still apparently making people sick, more than a year after the Hawaii Department of Health was alerted to seven cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure among its users. As of last February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had linked 47 hospitalizations, three liver transplants and one death to the diet product. OxyElite Pro has been recalled, but as Cohen observes, nothing will prevent another supplement from bringing about a similar toll.
  • Having a little less to chew on

     Having a little less to chew on
    I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...

    Drunkenness isn't the same as consent

    Drunkenness isn't the same as consent
    It would be easy to close the book and say justice has been served in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old at a party in a case that became a national scandal...

    College football's conference changes are hard to keep straight

    College football's conference changes are hard to keep straight
    No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences. Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...

    Bad medicine

    In the it's-about-time department, the Food and Drug Administration is finally taking a close look at the scientific reality behind all those TV commercials showing snuffly, coughing toddlers whose symptoms are erased by doses of over-the-counter...