News Summary: Report: Supplements poorly labeled

Associated Press

FAT CHANCE: Government investigators warn that dozens of diet and immune system supplements are illegally labeled and lack the recommended scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims.

POOR ODDS: Twenty percent of the 127 weight loss and immune-boosting supplements investigators purchased online and in retail stores nationwide had labels that made illegal claims to cure or treat disease.

SNAKE OIL? Some products went so far as to say that the supplements could cure or prevent diabetes or cancer, or that they could help treat people with HIV or AIDS, which is strictly prohibited under federal law.

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • UPS Driver Who Spotted 'Call 911' Scrawled on Package Helps Save Captive Woman

      A 3-year-old child was locked in a room of the house during the ordeal.

      Inside Edition
    • CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

      The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump's effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night on condition of anonymity.

      Reuters
    • 7 Drugs Found in System of Hot Air Balloon Pilot in Deadliest US Crash: NTSB

      Pilot of the deadliest U.S. hot air balloon crash had 7 drugs in system.

      ABC News q
    • Kitten Found Shrink-Wrapped to UPS Package for 4 Days Will Now Settle in His Fur-Ever Home

      "As soon as I saw the cat, I knew this cat was meant for me and my son," said Kirk Williams, who adopted the kitten for his disabled son.

      Inside Edition
    • Another Baby Is on the Way for Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer

      Baby No. 3 is on the way for Bristol Palin!

      People
    • Watch the first trailer for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ right now

      Reboots of classic movies don't have the best track record (see: Alice in Wonderland , Godzilla , The Karate Kid ), but the Planet of the Apes reboot series from 20th Century Fox has been a pleasant surprise. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was both a critical and a commercial success, giving Fox the confidence to invest in a sequel, which ended up grossing over $700 million at the box office. Now, two years after the launch of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes , director Matt Reeves has returned with the third chapter of the story, titled War for the Planet of the Apes . The sequel isn't scheduled to arrive until next summer, but on Friday, Fox shared the first trailer for the climactic third act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEP1Mk6Un98 Here's the synopsis for the upcoming movie: "In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet." It might sound like a conclusion of sorts, but Reeves has said in interviews that he "absolutely" has ideas about where the story will go in future installments. War for the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on July 14th, 2017.

      BGR News
    • 'Catwoman' Jocelyn Wildenstein Accused of Attacking Boyfriend With Scissors

      The socialite, whose name is synonymous with plastic surgery, was arraigned Wednesday in a Manhattan courtroom.

      Inside Edition
    • These 450 NASA GIFs will keep you amazed for hours

      When NASA isn't sending spacecraft into the great unknown or snapping jaw-dropping photos of Saturn, apparently the agency spends its free time making GIFs. At least that's what we have to imagine, now that NASA has debuted its very own Giphy page complete with over 450 highly entertaining GIFs. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/806879513728733184?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet The images the agency has chosen to upload showcase everything from equipment testing and rocket launches to facepalms and, well, whatever the hell this thing is: What makes the collection particularly interesting is that, because of how Giphy's individual GIF pages work, there's really no description of exactly what we're seeing in any given image. Sure, there are tags, so you might be able to decipher the identity of a planet, but many of them are still pretty mysterious. For example, what exactly is this, and why am I looking at it? And this sorcery? Is this some kind of strange Ebola mutation? Thankfully, most of the GIFs come with a source link that you can trace back and hopefully get a better idea of exactly what it is you're watching, and why it's so dang mesmerizing. For example, apparently that giant yellow mess you see above is the sun, so if that's what you guessed, go ahead and give yourself a hearty pat on the back. The huge collection is notable not just for its entertainment value, but as a matter of archival record. The animated images serve as a living timeline of the agency's extraterrestrial adventures, and hopefully it will be continually updated in the future.

      BGR News
    • Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into execution

      ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.

      Associated Press
    • Glenn Beck on Trump’s Boeing fight: ‘If America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. They can ... I’m not’

      When Glenn Beck thinks about some of the moves President-elect Donald Trump has made since the election — like picking a fight with Boeing, a Carrier Corp. union leader and, well, China — he shakes his head in disbelief. “I’m sorry, but if America wants to go over the cliff, that’s fine. Earlier this week, Trump attacked Boeing, calling on the U.S. government to cancel a deal with the aircraft manufacturer to develop of the next generation of Air Force One.

      Yahoo News
    • Photos of the day - December 9, 2016 (24 photos)

      A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist Maria Gasanova adjusts her make-up as she finishes “The Siberian Beauty” body art work from her “The Alive Painting” series before the opening ceremony of the Cultural Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

      Yahoo News Photo Staff
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Broken Polling Machines Reported In Michigan

      The machines may throw any recount efforts into questionable territory.

      International Business Times
    • China’s Futuristic Elevated Bus Has Been Left For Dead

      An elevated bus that once promised to help allievate congestion on the roadways of China is now blocking traffic after being abandoned by its creators.

      International Business Times
    • Netflix’s ‘Mythbusters’ spinoff is available to stream right now

      Nerds the world over were left weeping when Discovery's long-running  Mythbusters  franchise ended earlier this year. But as it's now accustomed to doing, Netflix has stepped into the void with a similar, less safe-for-work version of the science show. White Rabbit Project  is legally the closest thing to  Mythbusters  that Netflix could pull off. The format of the show is nearly identical: there's myths and rumors that the team put to the test. The only real difference is the cast, as Jamie and Adam aren't returning. Instead, we get the  Mythbusters  build team of Tori, Grant and Kari goofing around once again. https://youtu.be/ohb5k3_vQcE All ten 45-minute episodes are available to stream (and download offline!) on Netflix right now. As a longtime  Mythbusters  fan, I'm seeing a lot to love here already. The on-screen chemistry is still there, but with Netflix's budget and lack of control, things are a little more wild, it would seem. One other big benefit over Discovery: no ad breaks, which means we aren't subjected to the endless "what you missed earlier" segments. In the first episode, they tackle some crazy myths about World War II weaponry, which is as good as it sounds. Other things I'm looking forward to seeing later this evening include testing ingenious heists, traffic lights, and the hoverboard.

      BGR News
    • 1-Year-Old Makes Hilarious Face on First Ever Disney Ride

      Her parents didn't notice her reaction until they saw the photo.

      Inside Edition
    • Giuliani Removes Himself From Contention for Any Trump Admin. Post

      The former New York City mayor withdrew his name from consideration, Trump said.

      ABC News q
    • Putting a price on the '12 Days of Christmas' (12 photos)

      Inflation may be headed higher the United States, but at least one price indicator is holding steady. The 2016 PNC Christmas Price Index , which measures the cost of purchasing all the gifts mentioned in the "12 Days of Christmas" song, says that the holiday extravaganza would cost $34,363 this year, an increase of just 0.7 percent from last year. The Consumer Price Index has risen about twice as fast, at 1.7 percent over the past 12 months. The gift with the biggest price hike was the cost of two turtledoves ($375), which spiked 29 percent due to a shortage of the birds. Rising wages also drove up prices, with the cost of 11 pipers piping ($2,708) and 12 drummers drumming ($2,934) rising 2.8 percent this year. At $210, a partridge in a pear tree saw the biggest price decline this year. The cost of partridges fell 20 percent to $20, thanks to an increase in supply. The cost of the pear tree ticked lower as well. While gold prices have gone up and down significantly over the past five years, the cost of five golden rings has held steady at $750. PNC has been tracking the cost of the 12 Christmas gifts since 1984. The cost has risen by 82 percent in that period, far lower than the overall rate of inflation. The analysts also calculate the "true cost of Christmas," which totals the cost of the 364 gifts given in the entire song, including the repeated verses. In that case, the "true love" would have to spend $156,507, a $1,000 increase over last year. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

      Yahoo News Photo Staff
    • Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated

      Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. The marathon surgery to separate the twins required a team of about 50 doctors, nurses and operating staff, and was finished in the early morning of Dec. 7.

      LiveScience.com
    • Clinton calls 'fake news' a threat to U.S. democracy

      By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called "fake news" a danger that must be addressed quickly, in a rare public appearance on Thursday, a month after she lost the presidential election in a campaign marked by a flood of such propaganda. "We must stand up for our democracy," Clinton said during a tribute to retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, referring to what she called "the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year." Clinton urged action from both the private and public sectors to combat the false reports. "It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real-world consequences.

      Reuters