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Booming Instagram Business: Pushing 'Teatox'

It's a lucrative scramble for those pushing the countless varieties

(Newser) - Anyone who's spent a little time on Instagram has likely encountered some kind of ad pushing tea that promises to detoxify your body and help you shed a few pounds to boot. Maybe Flat Tummy Tea or Lyfe Tea or My Beauty Tea or Fit Tea, or ... and on... More »

Science Shows Half of What Dr. Oz Says Is Bunk

Medical journal analyzed claims on two popular health talk shows

(Newser) - "Misleading at best, total nonsense at worst" is how Julia Belluz describes her gut feeling over the years about the accuracy of Dr. Mehmet Oz's medical advice, she writes at . Now she's got science to back her up, thanks to a study published in the... More »

POM Thumbs Nose at FTC, Celebrates Judge's Ruling

New ad campaign tests limits of agency: Washington Post

(Newser) - A judge this week criticized juice maker POM for making deceptive claims about the health benefits of its pomegranate juice. But you wouldn't know it from POM's reaction: It took out full-page ads celebrating certain parts of the ruling, asserting that the judge agreed that POM products "... More »

Coke Admits Vitaminwater Health Claims Are Bogus

Its odd defense: Who could possibly believe such things?

(Newser) - John Robbins is taken aback by Coca-Cola's "staggering feat of twisted logic:" Forced to defend itself in court against charges that its vitaminwater makes false health claims, the company didn't even attempt to back them up. Instead, it asserted that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into... More »

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