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Thren-MULTIVITAMIN-large570e new studies: Multivitamins have no health benefits.

Supplements: Mislabeled, contaminated and probably useless.

NSA surveills man who sued them.

Study: Most hospitals are average; “good” hospitals cut the readmission rate on knee and hip replacement surgery in half.

In the jobless rate: For every person who found a job between September and November, three other people stopped looking.

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  1. Tommy says:

    But you can bet that the WH will point to lower unemployment numbers as a positive.

  2. Studebaker says:

    <I)New studies: Multivitamins have no health benefits. Supplements: Mislabeled, contaminated and probably useless.

    I’ve often wondered about this. My mother is a herb nut. When I’ve asked her why drug companies don’t take herbs, tweak the molecular structure and produce a pill that works even better, her standard response is that drug companies want to put supplement makers out of business because drug makers fear the success of supplements. That’s baloney. If a supplement is effective, drug makers are going to see if they can improve on it.

    • Martha says:

      Exactly. Look at all the combinations based off of natural herbs out there. People love results and the feeling of being natural all in one.

  3. PJ says:

    In the jobless rate: For every person who found a job between September and November, three other people stopped looking.

    The number of discouraged workers under this administration is incredible, yet no one talks about that number.

    • Martha says:

      Plus, with the unemployment insurance extension, tons of people nearing retirement age are just riding it out until then.

  4. Buster says:

    For every person who found a job between September and November, three other people stopped looking.

    The ability to stop looking suggests options that most jobless people simply do not have. Maybe that’s why they are still jobless — they don’t want to settle for a job that pays them less than the inflated wage they earned at the height of financial bubble.

  5. Gerard says:

    Good hospitals get saddled until they become bad hospitals.

  6. Martha says:

    The multivitamin studies are plain disappointing. Lets wait until new research surfaces.

  7. BHS says:

    The scope of this NSA stuff is just outrageous, but I worry people are becoming complacent about it.

  8. Jeffrey says:

    November numbers come at no surprise after the past few months. People are giving up.