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  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • Don't have to go far to see the future

    Don't have to go far to see the future
    Will 2015 be the year of the "driverless car?" Gee, I hope so. I hate traffic, and if Siri's going to tell me where to go all the time, I wish she'd just take the wheel. How about underwear wired to monitor my vital signs? Nah — not for me. I'm OK...
  • One week after CDC reported five deaths, company recalls its caramel apples

    One week after CDC reported five deaths, company recalls its caramel apples
    Almost a week after a deadly Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples was reported, a recall has been issued for a specific brand of the treats. On Dec. 24, Happy Apples issued a voluntary recall of Happy Apples brand caramel apples that...
  • Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my...
  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • FDA denies approval for Actavis hypertension treatment

    Generic drug maker Actavis Plc said the U.S. health regulator denied an approval for its hypertension treatment, a fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan. The company said it would review the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's complete...
  • Who's been naughty and nice in 2014

    It's not only Santa who makes lists and checks them twice. Editorial writers do too. Here's who's getting coal and who's getting candy from us in 2014. Nice: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), for doggedly insisting on the release of the 499-page...
  • Special Report: Vets face conflicting loyalties to animals, farmers - and drug firms

    In 2016, a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy will give veterinarians a key role in combating a surge in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that infect humans. For the first time, the agency will require veterinarians, not farmers, to decide...