Tag : FDA

FDA Raises The Alarm On Medications With Codeine

Parenting  26 April '17

FDA Urges Parents Not To Give Children Medications With Codeine

FDA warned parents of the possible dangers by giving children cough syrups with Codeine.

Abortion Pill Becomes Available in U.S.

Pregnancy  2 November '16

Abortion Pills Demand Rising: More Women Choosing Medication Over Surgical Abortion For Pregnancy Termination

In recent years, nearly half of pregnant women in America are going for medication when surgery used to be the more popular choice.

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Toddler  22 October '16

FDA Warns Parents Over Infant Deaths Due To Teething Gels, Tablets; Urges To Resort To Other Methods

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the links of teething gels and tablets on the death of 10 infants.

Government Assistance Programs Aid Underprivileged Communities In New York State

Health  5 October '16

Homeopathic Teething Tablets & Gels: Causing Seizures, Breathing Problems, Urinating Issues & More In Babies & Children?

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.

Germany Debates Home Day Care Subsidy

Health  20 September '16

Experts Advise Against Codeine For Children: Medication May Cause Deadly Or Life-Threatening Breathing Reaction

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.

FDA Proposes Makers Of Antibacterial Soaps To Prove Their Effectiveness

Body  19 September '16

FDA Bans Antibacterial Hand Soaps As They ‘Do More Harm Than Good’

The Food and Drug Administration has recently banned certain chemicals that are being used in hand soaps as they pose a potential problem.

Abortion Pill Expected To Be Available in Australia Within Year

Pregnancy  31 August '16

Ohio’s Medical Abortion Law Endangers Many Women: Dramatic Increase In Complications & Side Effects Reported

There was a dramatic surge of side effects experienced by women between 2011 and 2016 than before Ohio's medical abortion law was passed. According to a researcher, Ohio's law "really compromised" women's health.

Florida Struggles With Legal Herbal Supplement Which Mirrors Opiate Narcotic Effects

Postpartum  10 August '16

Pregnancy Tips: FDA Revises the Prescription for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

FDA came up with a plan to revise the prescription labels specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

World Health Organisation Calls For Regulation Of Ecigarettes

Health/Nutrition  9 August '16

Ohio State University Conducts E-Cigarette Studies For FDA

Sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and National Cancer Institute, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James is conducting two studies to determine the toxicity of e-cigarettes.

An Aspirin A Day Could Prevent Both Heart Disease And Colon Cancer

Medicine  29 June '16

FDA Approves First All-Oral Drug For Hepatitis C Patients; How Much Is The Treatment?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Gilead Sciences that can treat six major subtypes of hepatitis C without the need for injections or other drugs.

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Body  28 June '16

New Study Reveals Smokers Don't Even Know What They are Inhaling!

We can all assume that it is common knowledge that cigarettes and other tobacco products contain various harmful chemicals, but the extent of these may not even be known to the people who use them.

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Body  15 June '16

New Obesity Treatment That Literally Pumps Food Out Of The Stomach Approved By FDA

The device pumps some of an obese patient's recently consumed food into the toilet. Experts said this treatment helps people eat less than their usual food consumption.

California Department of Public Health Calls E-Cigarettes A Health Threat And Calls For Regulation

Health/Nutrition  11 June '16

Cigarette Smoking Becoming Less Popular Among High School Students; E-Cigarettes Gaining Popularity

Behaviors such as fighting and cigarette smoking are now less popular, but the use of e-cigarettes and smartphones are now becoming more popular.

New Study Finds That U.S. Obesity Rates Continue To Climb

Health/Nutrition  3 June '16

Men With Larger Waistlines Have Higher Chances Of Developing Prostate Cancer! Here’s Why

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.

Popularity Of Cosmetic Treatments Rising

Body  30 May '16

Experts Speak Up On Whether Laser Hair Removal Causes Cancer

Some people fear laser hair removal treatment can cause cancer. Experts said the procedure's use of ionizing radiation differs from what can be seen in X-rays and nuclear energy.

Government Proposes Improving Nutrition Facts Labeling On Food Products

Health/Nutrition  22 May '16

FDA Wants Americans To Better Manage Calorie Intake, Food Packaging Labels To Get Major Makeover

The US Food and Drug Administration is now mandating food manufacturers to comply with the agency's new food packaging format. Nutrional facts will now have an "added sugar" counter as well as a larger and bolder calorie counter.

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Hatchlings Are Released Into Atlantic Ocean

Health/Nutrition  20 May '16

Salmonella Outbreak In 26 States Blamed On Touching Turtles; More Than 130 People Affected

Even small turtles can be carriers of salmonella through their skin and shell. The recent salmonella outbreak in 26 U.S. states has already infected 133 individuals.

Pharmaceutical Company Genentech Announces Earnings

Medicine  19 May '16

New Drug For Advanced Bladder Cancer Touted By The FDA As 'Breakthrough Therapy'

Genentech's Tecentriq drug for bladder cancer was recently approved by the FDA. The drug displays less severe side effects than chemotherapy.

Indonesia Continues Polio Immunization Programme

Body  15 May '16

Study: FDA Recognizes Treatment That Uses Polio Virus To Fight Brain Cancer

According to a new study, polio virus is the new treatment for brain cancer and FDA wants to fast track the new medication in the market.

Fun And Fit As A Family Sponsored By Carnival Featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen - 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food  13 May '16

FDA: 'Healthy' Labels On Food Products Need To Be Redefined

After a year-long battle with KIND granola bar, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to reevaluate the “healthy” description for every food product.

Vitamin Sales Go Up As Consumers Struggle With Cost Of Health Care

Medicine  11 May '16

Taking Too Many Vitamins And Supplements Can Be Bad For You

Consuming too many vitamins and supplements can bring more harm than good, according to new research.

Havana Hosts Annual Tobacco Festival

Body  10 May '16

Premium Cigar Makers Cry Foul Over New FDA Ruling On Tobacco Products

High-end cigar makers are planning to gather to respond to the new FDA ruling.

An Electronic Cigarette Is An Anti Smoking Health Device

Body  9 May '16

FDA E-Cigarette Regulation Triggers A Black Market Demand, Angers Business Owners Furious

According to reports, FDA's new e-cigarette regulation receives an intense backlash from e-cigarette business owners.

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