Health 5 October '16
The FDA is investigating reports about homeopathic teething tablets and gels, which cause seizures in infants and children. The agency said homeopathic teething tablets and gels aren’t evaluated or approved for safety or efficacy, and they are unaware of the supposed health benefits of the teething products.
Health 20 September '16
A new clinical report is urging for a formal restriction on using codeine for children. Codeine is an opioid pain medication that is also used to relieve kids' coughs.
Body 22 August '16
Between 2005 and 2015, 1,075 contact lens-related infections occurred with injuries ranging from a scarred cornea, poorer vision, and requiring a corneal transplant. Over 10 percent of the contact lens-related infections had to undergo emergency care in the hospital or in urgent care clinics.
Technology 13 July '16
Perhaps what sets the LUKE bionic arm from other prosthetic limbs out there is its mind-control and intuitive functions. The bionic arm can be controlled using the mind through the electrodes placed on the amputated limb.
Body 6 July '16
Plenty of Americans think granola bars are healthy because it contains oats, dried fruits and nuts. Nutritionists, however, think granola and granola bars are overrated.
Body 10 June '16
The new breath test can help scientists use the chemical markers as a screening method for lung cancer patients who underwent surgery. Other screening tests like the chest computed tomography scan can be a grueling process for patients.
Health/Nutrition 3 June '16
Researchers found that men with higher body mass index, or BMI, and larger waistlines are more likely to develop prostate cancer. Early prostate cancer does not exhibit symptoms, but the more advanced stage does.
Body 12 May '16
After the petitions filed by Kind Bars, the FDA reconsidered its definition of "healthy" on product labels.
Body 11 May '16
The price of cholesterol drugs manufactured by Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron will not be results-based. The medication will get more expensive if patients' cholesterol levels aren't reduced.
Infant 26 April '16
A new study finds infants are exposed to a known carcinogen called arsenic. Experts say rice products such as cereals contain high levels of it.
Body 22 April '16
Sunscreen products with SPF30 helps lessen melanoma risk by 80 percent. Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer.
Health/Nutrition 2 March '16
Doctors weigh in on a new female Viagra pill known as Addyi or flibanserin. The US Food and Drug Administration approved the pink pill in August 2015. It was made available to the public last October.