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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Arsenic & Apple Juice Report Rattles Parents

First pediatricians warned us that too much apple juice with its acid and sugar content was putting our kids’ teeth in danger of developing cavities. Now a TV doctor says we should worry about arsenic in their juice boxes! What’s a mother to do?


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HPV Vaccine Gains Popularity Among Boys

A vaccine initially approved for girls to prevent cervical cancer is now gaining popularity with boys.


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FDA Issues Warning Over ‘Lazy Cakes’

Brownies with a substance called melatonin are supposed to make you relax. The brownies are called “Lazy Cakes,” but the FDA has a problem with them.


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FDA Panel Votes Against Breast Cancer Drug

Five randomized controlled trials of 3,500 patients showed no significant improvement in overall survival or quality of life. There’s also an increased risk of ruptured intestines, bleeding and death.


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FDA Requires Graphic Warnings On Cigarette Packages

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring that packaging come with graphic images of diseased lungs, someone using a breathing mask, a man smoking through a hole in his throat and even dead people. Nine pictures in all were unveiled by the FDA.


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Details About New Cigarette Health Warnings

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to the USDA about the graphic health images that will appear on cigarette packs.

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Check out the new cigarette warnings

The FDA has images of the new cigarette health warnings.

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Local Dermatologist Explains New Sunscreen Guidelines

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert gets the latest on big sunscreen changes.

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New Laser Therapy Claims To Re-Grow Hair

You’ve probably heard of lasers being used to get rid of unwanted hair, but a new laser therapy that promises to re-grow hair is getting a lot of attention. So is a portable device for home use that claims to “maintain” that hair growth, even give clients thicker, fuller hair.