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  • Molars, incisors and canines -- oh, my!

    Concerned about the strength of teeth-whitening chemicals and by the growing number of non-dental venues through which they’re being sold, the American Dental Assn. today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the compounds for safety and cl
  • Gulf oil spill: BP pulls up boom as fishing areas reopen

    As large, visible oil slicks on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico disappear, BP is scaling back its clean-up, with fewer ships scouting for oil and fewer people scouring beaches for slicks. Crews are pulling up boom in areas...

    Gulf oil spill: Louisiana fish and shrimp get thumbs-up

    Is Louisiana seafood safe to eat? U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Friday heartily endorsed the decision of Louisiana fisheries officials to reopen wide swaths of state coastal waters to commercial fishing and shrimping....

    Gulf oil spill: Fishermen decry a lost season

    The reopening of a broad swath of Louisiana waters this week to fishing and shrimping won't salvage the livelihoods of many Gulf of Mexico fishermen this season after the devastating effects of the catastrophic BP oil spill. The lifting of...

    Foes of GE salmon raise specter of 'Trojan gene' effect

    The Food and Drug Administration's public comment period for labeling requirements for a genetically engineered salmon ended not so quietly, with a flurry of press releases leading up to Monday’s deadline. They included an announcement by a group of...