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Food and Drug Administration

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  • Consumer Reports: Five things you must know about sunscreen

    In a perfect world, sunscreen would glide smoothly onto your skin, imperceptibly and safely providing all of the protection you need until you wash it off, says Consumer Reports. The reality is far different: Sunscreen often drips into eyes, feels greasy,...
  • Parkland wants memorial programs to be inexpensive

    Parkland wants to offer its residents more inexpensive ways to honor or preserve the memory of their loved ones. Some of the commemorative opportunities now available include planting trees, naming of the pavilion and benches at Barkland, the city's dog...
  • Farmers worry about harvest as stink bugs make a mess in NW

    VANCOUVER, Wash. On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug. This invader from Asia has a formidable appetite for the berries,...
  • FDA reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant

    Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain. The Food and Drug Administration says those problems...
  • Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller

    Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller
    Federal charges against Derby nurse Heather Alfonso center on a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, which has been heavily marketed by the Arizona-based manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. Alfonso, 42, of...
  • Fed judge upholds weapons charges against gun dealer

     Fed judge upholds weapons charges against gun dealer
    A federal judge ruled Monday that two gun trafficking charges will remain against a Pennsylvania man accused of working with two Lake County Sheriff's Department officers to illegally buy and sell gun parts. Vahan Kelerchian, 55, of Richboro, Pa., a...
  • A diet that mimics fasting is good for you, even if followed only for a few days

    A diet that mimics fasting is good for you, even if followed only for a few days
    For years, people have tried going on extremely low-calorie diets, hoping to stave off illness and delay the effects of aging. It’s an approach that is based on science showing that limiting proteins and sugars seems to impede processes in the...
  • Most uses of medical marijuana wouldn't pass FDA review, study finds

    Most uses of medical marijuana wouldn't pass FDA review, study finds
    If medical marijuana were a regular drug, it would need the blessing of the Food and Drug Administration before it could be prescribed to patients. And in most cases, those patients would be out of luck. A comprehensive review of dozens of clinical...
  • Martha Stewart Living acquired for $353 million

    Martha Stewart Living acquired for $353 million
    Martha Stewart single-handedly changed the game for home decorating and cooking in the late 1990s, becoming the "it" designer for all things domestic. But the announcement on Monday of an acquisition of her media and merchandising empire in a deal...
  • Breast milk-sharing practices highlighted in UCF survey

    Breast milk-sharing practices highlighted in UCF survey
    When Alison Serra had her baby, she couldn’t produce enough milk, so she turned to donor moms. Serra’s first donor was local. Her second donor was a San Francisco mom who discovered after getting off a cruise here that she couldn’t...
  • Wish-Bone ranch dressing recalled because of undeclared allergen

    Wish-Bone ranch dressing recalled because of undeclared allergen
    More than 8,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing are being recalled because the bottles may actually contain Wish-Bone Blue Cheese Dressing. The inadvertent packaging mistake was brought to the manufacturer's attention by a consumer. This product...