"New Day" Wrap Up – 12/23/13 – Monday
December 23rd, 2013
10:51 AM ET
December 23rd, 2013
10:45 AM ET

See Golden Retriever Fall Through Ice, Then...

Emergency responders come to the rescue after a dog falls through the ice on the Charles River.

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December 23rd, 2013
10:38 AM ET

Company Parts Ways With PR Exec After AIDS in Africa Tweet

The "tweet heard round the world" was followed by the sound of a slamming door Saturday.

Media company IAC has "parted ways" with company PR executive Justine Sacco over her tweet: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

"The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question," an IAC spokesman said in a statement.

"There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally," he said. "We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core."

But Brian Stelter, CNN's host of "Reliable Sources," spoke with Chris Cuomo Monday about some of the hateful feedback that was spread towards Sacco online.

Stelter said "the trial by social media was just as bad as her initial post."


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December 23rd, 2013
10:29 AM ET

Your Diet Supplements Could be Ruining Your Liver

Startling new research released by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network reveals that your diet supplements could be making you sicker, not healthier like you had hoped.

According to the data, dietary supplements account for nearly 20% of drug related liver injuries that end up in hospitals.

Among the greatest offenders are bodybuilding supplements and green tea extract.

“We're seeing an increase in this very severe type of liver injury which can leaded to need for liver transplant or even death,” says Dr. Roshini Raj, an assistant professor of medicine at NYU Medical Center.

While these cases are relatively rare, they are not impossible, she stresses.

“I think what Americans need to realize, these dietary supplements—some of which have vitamins, body building supplements, diet pills that are not prescription—these are not regulated by the FDA.”

Dr. Raj explains that virtually anyone can create a substandard supplement and sell it, and it’s not easily distinguishable which supplements are safe if no one is testing them.

“The FDA only looks at these types of supplements if there had been adverse events already reported. And by the way, it’s up to the manufacturer to really report them.”

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