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  • Tear-stain products under fire from the FDA

    Tear-stain products under fire from the FDA
    Lots of dogs and cats cry. It's not that our pets get overly emotional watching TV soap operas; the cause is a natural overproduction of tears. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. John Angus explains that what happens next is caused by an ever so slight...
  • Broward opts not to ban kratom -- for now

    Broward opts not to ban kratom -- for now
    The sale of the herb kratom will continue to be legal in Broward County — for now. A proposed ban failed at Tuesday's County Commission meeting, with a majority of commissioners saying they aren't convinced the naturally growing tree leaves from...
  • Lehigh University professor urges caution in federal review of sexual drugs for women

    Lehigh University professor urges caution in federal review of sexual drugs for women
    — At first there was silence when a federal Food and Drug Administration staffer asked a mostly female crowd to describe the sensations and excitement missing from their sex lives. The staffer glanced around the hearing room, filled with several...
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

    For the third time in two years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to help people lose weight. The new drug, Contrave, combines two generic drugs, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone is used to help kick an addiction to...
  • Contaminated baby wipes recalled by Pennsylvania manufacturer

    Contaminated baby wipes recalled by Pennsylvania manufacturer
    Some brands of baby wipes available on the shelves of national retailers including Walgreens, Sam's Club and Family Dollar were recalled Saturday after the manufacturer learned the products could be contaminated with bacteria. Nutek Disposables Inc. of...
  • Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment

     Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment
    A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient's brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment, promising to ease symptoms for those who have found little relief from medication or talk therapy. The treatment, known as transcranial...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
  • Over-regulation defeats the purpose of e-cigarettes

    Over-regulation defeats the purpose of e-cigarettes
    In her commentary supporting heavy-handed restrictions on e-cigarette use, Interim City Health Commissioner Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey misses a central point about how and why e-cigarettes are so widely touted as a way to reduce the harm from smoking ("...
  • New York Ebola patient stable as quarantines begin

    A doctor being treated for Ebola had received experimental drugs and was in stable condition Saturday as three states — New York, New Jersey and Illinois — ramped up efforts to block the virus’ arrival by mandating 21-day quarantines for...
  • Ten store brands of baby wipes recalled for possible bacteria

     Ten store brands of baby wipes recalled for possible bacteria
    A Pennsylvania company is recalling all 10 brands of baby wipes it makes, including those made for Walgreens and Diapers.com, as some packs may contain a bacteria known to pose a risk to people with certain health problems. Nutek Disposables is...
  • Baby wipes recalled because of bacteria

    Baby wipes recalled because of bacteria
    The Food & Drug Administration said today that a baby-wipes manufacturer has initiated a recall of its wipes because of a bacterial contamination.  The wipes were sold under the names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply...