Herbal Supplements Hidden Health Risks and More News

Cynthia Dermody

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Just because it says "herbal" doesn't mean it's good for you. And just because it says "chicken nuggets" doesn't mean it's bad for you. Health news you need this week:

  • Herbal supplements sound like they should be healthy. When I'm in the health food store, I often wonder if I should be taking everything on the shelf. This is part of the perception problem. Most people think they are safe, but a recent study shows that almost all supplements are contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals, not to mention overstated benefit claims. Congress is working to remedy this. -- Newser
  • Chicken nuggets that are healthy and taste good. Those two qualities don't exist together in nugget nature, but Consumer Reports found a brand of store-bought nuggets that comes pretty close. Click healthy chicken nuggets to find the winner. -- Consumer Reports
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