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Health Officials Issue Warning About Energy Drinks As FDA Launches Investigation

Energy drinks are all the rage, particularly on college campuses. However, officials are warning that they could do you physical harm and even lead to death.

10/23/2012

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FDA Expands Investigation Into Meningitis Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its investigation into the growing outbreak of fungal meningitis.

10/22/2012

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FDA Concerned Over Possible Tainted Drug For Heart Surgery

Any injectable drug made by the New England Compounding Center is of significant concern to the Food and Drug Administration.

10/16/2012

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Innovative Anemia Test Requires No Needles

Anemia is the most common blood disorder and causes symptoms of weakness, fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, and decreased appetite. Now, there’s a breakthrough, non-invasive way to test for it and it requires no needles.

08/14/2012

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FDA Approves Laser Treatment To Reduce Stretch Marks

If you are one of the many people who have tried all kinds of creams to get rid of stretch marks with no luck, there’s finally some help.

07/30/2012

Dole Lettuce Recall

A major food company is recalling more than 2,500 bags of lettuce. Officials with Dole say they are voluntarily recalling some of the company’s “Hearts of Romaine Salad” because of Listeria concerns. For more information, […]

07/01/2012

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Dole Issues Recall Over Listeria Concerns

A major food company is recalling more than 2,500 bags of lettuce.

07/01/2012

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Some Drugs Could Become Available Over-The-Counter

The Food and Drug Administration is considering making some common prescription medicines non-prescription. These would include drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain infections, migraines, asthma and allergies.

05/01/2012

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Laser Device Promises Long-Lasting Treatment For Cellulite

The FDA has approved a new laser device that promises long-lasting treatment for cellulite. Marianne Piland is healthy and fit, but there is one thing she doesn’t like about her body.

03/28/2012

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Grocery Stores Respond To Pink Slime Outcry

Most shoppers can’t believe that some of the leading grocery chains have been adding something called pink slime to their ground beef. It’s an additive that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says is safe but which many consumers question.

03/23/2012

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Stores Must Add Nutrition Labels To Meat

The next time you go to the grocery store, expect to see new labels in the meat department. New government regulations that take effect could help you make better decisions for your family at the supermarket.

03/01/2012

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Fungicide Found In Orange Juice

Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.

01/12/2012

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FDA Revokes Approval Of Breast Cancer Drug Avastin

Avastin for breast cancer is out. The FDA says the drug should no longer be used for breast cancer because there’s no proof it extends patients’ lives – and it causes dangerous side effects.

11/18/2011

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Hospitals Dealing With Medication Shortages

Cancer drugs, anesthetics for surgery, certain I.V. medicines and drugs stocked on crash carts for emergencies are among those in short supply.

11/17/2011

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary In Pittsburgh Talks Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who grew up in Pittsburgh, was back home to promote President Obama’s American Jobs Act. But his visit came just after a recall of cantaloupes from a Colorado farm.

09/16/2011

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