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Councilman Challenging Lifetime Blood, Tissue Donation Ban On Gays

Pittsburgh City Council members are leading the charge to change an FDA policy they call “outdated” and downright, discrimination.

04/14/2014

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Rep. Murphy Pressuring FDA To Approve Meningitis B Vaccine

A state lawmaker is pushing for FDA approval of a meningitis vaccine, after a local college student died of Meningitis B.

04/07/2014

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Tablet Provides New Option For Allergy Sufferers To Find Relief

To train your body to handle what makes you allergic, there have been allergy shots. But now there are allergy tablets.

04/02/2014

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Partner’s Death Prompts Man’s Crusade For Change In Federal Organ Donation Policy

A local man is fighting for change after he was told he couldn’t donate his late partner’s tissue, as he wanted.

03/28/2014

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Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

03/18/2014

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Dole Recalls Bagged Salads

Dole is recalling bagged salad in 15 states, including Pennsylvania.

03/14/2014

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FDA Mulls Pap Tests Versus HPV Screenings

The regularly scheduled pap smear — for many women, it’s a routine part of getting a checkup.

03/13/2014

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FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

Could a headband be a fix for migraines?

03/12/2014

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FDA-Approved Voluma May Help Slow Appearance Of Aging

Growing old is natural, but with the help of a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration, many are slowing down the process, or at least the appearance of it.

02/12/2014

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New Implantable Device Helping Sleep Apnea Patients

Machines that you strap on at night, appliances you wear in your mouth, even surgeries to remove throat tissue — all measures people have resorted to because of sleep apnea.

01/09/2014

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FDA Considering Tablet Approach To Allergies

The FDA is considering a new treatment for allergies that comes in the form of a tablet.

12/30/2013

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New Device May Cut Need For Blood Pressure Medications

Justin Rushin’s blood pressure was way higher than the normal 120 over 80, despite increasing amounts of medicine.

12/23/2013

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FDA Says Germ-Killing Soap Could Pose Health Risks

The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

12/16/2013

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FDA Approves New Treatment For Rosacea

Rosemary Stockinger sees a dermatologist to treat the red blotches on her face.

12/06/2013

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FDA Takes Steps Toward Eliminating Trans Fats From Food Supply

Lisa Ferguson puts the finishing touches on a fruited bread pudding at her fabled Table Catering Shop on the North Side. The bread pudding doesn’t have any trans fats, and there are very few in the icing.

11/07/2013

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