Health

'Today' Incites More Alarm over Water Bottles - Even Reusable Ones

Segment's medical expert warns against use of plastic bottles made with traces of Bisphenol-A, despite having a long track record of being safe.

ABC News: Weight Discrimination is 'Spiraling Upward'

Story on network's Web site claims 'weight-ism more widespread than racism,' blames business and attacks personal responsibility.

NBC Puts Singulair Worries in Perspective While CBS Warns Viewers

'Early Show' warns of suicide risk for asthma/allergy drug; 'Today' stresses consumer caution.

Media Accuse Cancer Research of 'Concealing' Funding

Study published in The New England Journal of Medicine rejected by media because of funding, not science.

Despite Media Carping, Americans Largely Trust Drug Companies

Media attacks on pharmaceutical companies don't resonate with the public, which overwhelmingly believes drug makers improve quality of life.

The Public Editor Criticizes Fishy Front-Page Story on Mercury and Sushi

Clark Hoyt on an alarmist front-page report on mercury in sushi: "I thought the package was less balanced than it should have been, given the state of existing research."

Motion Picture Association Chief Wants 'Healthier' Food in Theaters

Former Agricultural Secretary Glickman carries on fight from the Clinton administration about what we eat.

Behar Blames Restaurants for Obesity, Declares People 'Victims' of Eating

'The View' co-host says restaurants, not overeaters, are to blame for obesity.

Meat Is Murder - Or at Least Manslaughter

Mark Bittman: "Grain, meat and even energy are roped together in a way that could have dire results....If those trends continue, meat may become a treat rather than a routine. It won't be ...

NY Times Touts New FDA Regulations, Ignores Industry

Report on new FDA requirements for experimental drug testing ignores possibility of higher costs, includes no industry input.
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