FAN argues that fluoride supplements were launched in the 1940s on the premise that fluoride needs to be ingested during early childhood to provide a meaningful role in cavity prevention. Today, the body of evidence suggests that fluoride's predominant effect on cavities comes from topical application.
A popular brand of cosmetics either must prove its products really do plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration says. According to NBC News, the FDA sent a warning letter to Reviva Labs over eight different products that also claim to clear up acne-prone oily skin, erase spider veins and help eradicate bruises. (NBC News)
Washington, D.C., closely followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver, are the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the ninth annual American Fitness Index released Thursday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem.