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  • Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

    WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...
  • Experimental drug for rare form of muscular dystrophy to get additional studies

    WASHINGTON Terri and Bill Ellsworth of Coraopolis, Pa., expected their son to be in a wheelchair by now. Instead, 13-year-old Billy is hiking, jogging and dancing thanks to an experimental drug that's helping him and 11 other boys in a clinical trial...
  • Researchers validate early predictor of lethal kidney condition

    Researchers have found a way to identify critically ill patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury — a potentially fatal and often asymptomatic condition. Their findings may be the first to validate two markers that can predict...
  • Exploring spices, we bring the world to our tables

    Exploring spices, we bring the world to our tables
    Jerry Rivas leaves work at the end of the day, but it doesn't always leave him. He recalls times he's stopped at the grocery store, and people's noses started twitching. "Someone will say, 'Who smells so good? Who smells like vanilla?' And I'll raise...
  • Supreme Court weighs truth in labeling in fruit juice case

    WASHINGTON Dual marketing disputes have ripened for the California-based makers of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice, with Supreme Court justices sounding sympathetic Monday to some company claims. In the first of two key court cases, justices on Monday...
  • Sarepta to start new trials on muscle disorder drug, shares jump

    (Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc will start new trials of its experimental muscle disorder drug, nearly five months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said data from a previous study may not be sufficient to support the drug's approval....
  • GMO Labeling Bill Could Hinge On Whether New York Follows

    A year after Connecticut lawmakers voted to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, the biggest roadblock to implementing the law could be New York's State Assembly. Connecticut's legislation included an unusual trigger...
  • Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says

    Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says
    Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe’s Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend...
  • Sanford teen world's youngest to leave hospital with artificial heart

    Sanford teen world's youngest to leave hospital with artificial heart
    A 16-year-old Sanford girl is the world’s youngest person to leave and spend the night outside of a hospital with a temporary artificial heart and portable driver, according to officials at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.   Nalexia...
  • Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?

    Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?
    WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of...
  • CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat

    CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat
    The seafood at Joe’s Crab Shack is, well, swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The watchdog group on Wednesday called on the national chain to stop using a partially hydrogenated margarine-...