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Soundwaves to Cure Ebola! Really?

Don't let your logic be diluted by nonsense.

A California physician faces the revocation of his medical license for selling $5 MP3 files that he claims can cure Ebola, malaria, and a many other infections. These 13-second "eRemedy" recordings are made by placing vials of homeopathic remedies in electrified wire coils and recording the emitted sounds. He even claims to have cured Ebola via a cellphone. Of course, listening to these recordings might delay actual medical treatment.

PositiveTip: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

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HCG Weight-Loss Products Pulled

Anyone will lose weight on 500 kcal per day--HCG or no HCG!

The lose-weight-fast market is largely fad-driven, and often fraud-driven. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has warned manufacturers of weight-loss products containing human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) that these are illegal. The FDA has posted a short video on the dangers these products pose to dieters.

PositiveTip: Beware of miracle weight-loss products. A balanced, healthful diet combined with physical activity will yield beneficial results.

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

This time of year the news is full of making (and breaking) resolutions. News is also full of health topics – the faddish, the fun, the foolish. Everyone wants to lose weight, start exercising, improve their heart health, make themselves more attractive, increase their longevity.

And the number of programs and pills sold by gurus and entrepreneurs are many. What's the truth? Is there really any quick-fix formula? Is there any magic pill? Which programs really work? How can your New Year's intentions last past the first three weeks?

Absolute Rule #1: There is ABSOLUTELY no magic pill. Quick-fixes don't exist for unhealthy situations that have taken years to develop. Recent government actions against diet pill and program manufacturers reaffirm that magic pills and secret solutions do not work. They are a waste of time, and sometimes even dangerous.