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Industry coalition reminds consumers, retailers dietary supplements cannot claim to cure, prevent Ebola virus
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The trade associations of the dietary supplement industry are endorsing an advisory for marketers and retails, as well as for consumers of dietary supplements. While there are many dietary supplements that have much to offer in terms of enhancing general immune function, therapies for the treatment of the Ebola virus should only be recommended by qualified healthcare professionals or public health authorities.
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NPA urges Supreme Court and U.S. District Court in New Jersey to clarify substantiation standard for structure/function claims on dietary supplements
Natural Products Association
NPA filed a "friend of the court" or amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey that challenges legal action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Bayer for its marketing of its Phillips' Colon Health product.
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Natural Products Association partners with Southeast NPA for SOHO EXPO 2014
Natural Products Association
NPA announced it will partner with Southeast NPA (SENPA) to host SOHO EXPO 2014 on Dec. 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. The new partnership between NPA and its sister region SENPA will significantly expand the number of exhibitors at the annual trade show, while also bringing increased retailer and supplier education to the event. Educational events are scheduled for Dec. 4-5, with the trade show exhibition taking place Dec. 6-7. For more details or to register, visit SOHOexpo.net.
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Vermont plans rules, meetings for GMO labeling law
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A legal challenge hasn't deterred Vermont authorities from moving forward to implement the nation's first law requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms in food. The Office of Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has scheduled three public meetings to introduce draft rules to implement Act 120, the GMO labeling law that is the subject of litigation in federal court.
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Scientists warn about stimulant in workout supplements
USA Today
Makers of dietary supplements are at it again, putting a new chemical stimulant – untested on humans — into workout, weight-loss and brain-function products sold widely through retailers including Amazon and GNC. Yet federal regulators have taken no action despite the urging of scientists and a supplement industry group.
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The complex calculus of food label claims
Fortune
Perdue Farms' decision to stop saying its Harvestland chickens are "humanely raised" might signal that such claims often aren't worth it. Could other companies perform more cost-benefit analyses on their own label claims and reach the same conclusion?
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Study: Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity'
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new study by Boston researchers.
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Broccoli shows promise for autism symptoms
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A compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism, a new study suggests.
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Sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn't belong in foods labeled 'all-natural,' FDA warns baker
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Leavening agent sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn't belong in products making "all-natural" claims, even if they are USDA certified organic, the FDA has told a Massachusetts-based baker.
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Pilot study supports apple peel powder's joint health benefits
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplements of a dried apple peel powder may improve joint function and reduce pain in healthy older people with a reduced range of motion in their joints, says a new study.
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Vitamin C products to keep you looking young
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This time of year we all start thinking about boosting our vitamin C levels to ward off coughs and colds, but it's well known in the beauty industry that vitamin C also helps to keep your skin looking young. While many products boast vitamin C derivatives, the one you should always look for is L-Ascorbic Acid.

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FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines
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The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 60 companies, including 20 of the nation's largest advertisers, warning them about their failure to make adequate disclosures in their print and television ads.

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Avoid cliches like the plague — and 3 other tips for clear business writing
Inc.
Business prose is notoriously ambiguous and inane; instead of writing honestly, we obfuscate to avoid looking dumb or offending colleagues and clients.

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5 rules for making the leap to full-time entrepreneur
Inc.
Some people simply can't leave a relationship — no matter how bad it is — until they're certain they have the next one locked down. This leads to sometimes months of overlap, "should I or shouldn't I?" internal debates, and tiptoeing over blurry lines. That's time when they are not giving 100 percent to anyone (including themselves).
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Data breaches: 3 hidden signs you've been hacked
FOX News
Recent research by HSB found that more than half of all small and midsize businesses have been hacked at some point, and nearly three-quarters weren't able to restore all the lost data. The two most common methods of attack are phishing — gathering sensitive information by masquerading as a trusted website — and watering holes — installing malware on commonly used websites of a target group.
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5 ways your business can use Snapchat
Small Business Trends
Just like Twitter or Facebook were when they first came out, Snapchat still seems foreign and new to most businesses. However, even though its focus is on sending photo and video messages one at a time (which also expire after a time period you set), it can be difficult to see the potential benefits of this popular social networking app, which remains one of the most popular downloads in both the Apple and Android app stores.
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