Experts say that GNC's announcement that it will undertake new tseting procedures marks an initial but significant step forward for the $33 billion-a-year supplement industry, which is loosely regulated and plagued by accusations of adulteration and mislabeling.
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Experts say that GNC's announcement that it will undertake new tseting procedures marks an initial but significant step forward for the $33 billion-a-year supplement industry, which is loosely regulated and plagued by accusations of adulteration and mislabeling.

GNC to add stricter testing of dietary pills

The N.Y. attorney general accused Pittsburgh-based GNC and three other major retailers of selling supplements that could pose health risks.


 Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.

Two crowdfunding campaigns — for a baby and a dog — see drastically different results

Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.



 A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that nearly 60 percent of teen crashes occurred after a distraction.



 Filmmaker Ken Burns

Ken Burns’ cancer film highlights Pittsburgh research

Pittsburgh breakthroughs are highlighted in “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which will air today through Wednesday.



 Atef Mahgoub at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Odysseys: A leap of faith brought an imam to Pittsburgh

Sheikh Atef, born in Egypt, but found a home and community in Pittsburgh.



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Pittsburgh City Council ready to change rules on naming of public property

The bill, which comes up for a final vote Tuesday, cuts the number of members on the  Commission on Naming Public Properties to three from



Soldiers & Sailors Hall of Valor inducts 17 servicemen

The Hall of Valor recognizes Pennsylvania veterans who have received medals for bravery.


 

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Cultural Crossroads

Students glance across the Ohio River, which many slaves would cross from Kentucky into the northern free state of Ohio. The museum's exhibit From Slavery to Freedom highlights the lives and experiences of slaves from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Reconstruction.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

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Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.



With season nearing, Pirates still sorting through bullpen options

Though players — including Stolmy Pimentel, Radhames Liz and John Holdzkom — fight for roles, factors out their control might decide things.


 



Pennsylvania bill debates definition of taxable charities

A proposed constitutional amendment, backed by nonprofits, purports to give legislators increased power to decide who receives exemptions.



Pittsburgh charities rethink the value of galas

Big charity galas may raise significant dollars for some organizations but some nonprofits shun them because of time and expense.


 



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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force hosts benefit at J. Verno Studios

More than 350 partygoers attended the event raising more than $153,000 for research and support for those with HIV.



Great Futures Gala held on the Gateway Clipper

More than 200 guests attended the The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser and raised about $66,000 for the organization.


 

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Maureen Dowd: The Bushworld tangle shows Jeb wants things both ways

He’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that Jeb go full-hawk.



Bank on it: The U.S. should join China’s new Asian venture

The United States has unsuccessfully opposed some of its key allies’ decisions to join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.


 

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