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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...
  • Rising cost of overdose treatment drug alarms city

    Rising cost of overdose treatment drug alarms city
    Maryland officials are alarmed at a nearly a fourfold jump in the cost of a drug used to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin — a price spike that has prompted calls for state and federal action. City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana...
  • FDA approves new heart failure pill from Novartis

    Government regulators have approved a new pill from Novartis to treat heart failure. The Food and Drug Administration approved the combination drug, Entresto, based on studies showing it reduced rates of heart-related death and hospitalization compared...
  • Delaware governor signs indoor ban on electronic cigarettes

    Legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban is now state law. Gov. Jack Markell signed the ban on smoking e-cigarettes in indoor public areas in a ceremony Tuesday at a Wilmington restaurant. The legislation adds electronic...
  • Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says

    Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says
    Heroin use surged over the past decade, and the wave of addiction and overdose is closely related to the nation’s ongoing prescription drug epidemic, federal health officials said Tuesday. A new report says that 2.6 out of every 1,000 U.S....
  • 'Female Viagra' a political tightrope for FDA, advisors warn

    'Female Viagra' a political tightrope for FDA, advisors warn
    Science and politics are making uneasy bedfellows as officials at the Food and Drug Administration weigh a proposed drug to enhance female sexual desire, a trio of experts on drug safety warned Monday. The FDA is expected to decide next month whether it...
  • Ask a Vet: Demodicosis skin disease caused by overgrowth of mites

    Ask a Vet: Demodicosis skin disease caused by overgrowth of mites
    My dog was diagnosed with a type of mange called Demodex. Could she have gotten this from going to a dog park to play? Demodectic mange is caused by microscopic mites living in the skin that cause hair loss, scabbing and thickening of the skin. A...
  • Congress, consumers battle over GMOs

    WASHINGTON A fierce food fight has erupted in Congress over the labeling of genetically engineered foods. At the center of the conflict is a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would block state and local laws from requiring food labels to...
  • Student With Rare Cancer Denied Coverage

    Student With Rare Cancer Denied Coverage
    Manny Alvarez is a 23-year-old college student in Florida with the misfortune of having not just a devastating, life-threatening disease, but the wrong one. The chemotherapy agents showing the most promise against his particular, stunningly rare...