Archive for October, 2013

‘Craze’ Supplement Found to Contain Methamphetamine-Like Chemical

Filed October 18th, 2013 Julie Ann Fidler

A team of scientists from the United States and the Netherlands found that the popular body-building supplement Craze contains a chemical similar to methamphetamine. The researchers warned that the risks associated with the meth-like chemical, which is not listed on the Craze label, are unknown because it has never been studied in humans.

Testosterone Gels Are Expensive, Often Unnecessary, and Can be Dangerous

Filed October 16th, 2013 Julie Ann Fidler

Endocrine tumors and chemotherapy can cause a man’s testosterone level to plummet, but testosterone gels might not be the promising solution that drug makers promise them to be. In fact, they might cause more health problems than they fix. Testosterone gel commercials urge men to talk to their doctor about “Low T” – a condition […]

Amber Teething Necklaces Pose Choking, Strangulation Risks for Babies

Filed October 14th, 2013 Julie Ann Fidler

Baltic amber necklaces have become a popular alternative way of soothing teething pain in babies throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and increasingly the United States, but the beads pose a choking and strangulation hazard to little ones, according to an article on the New York Times’ Well blog. Retailers claim the amber releases a pain-relieving […]