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  • Expo to draw a crowd for healthcare, advice

    Expo to draw a crowd for healthcare, advice
    The Wellness Screening Expo offers folks a chance to checkup on their health without running around town. "It's an opportunity for one-stop shopping," said Mark Bryan, CEO of Delray Medical Center. "They're able to do all these tests and get wellness...
  • Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'

     Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'
    The honey from local beekeepers Jason and Eunjin Newkirk's hives doesn't look, taste or feel like the golden liquid that comes in a mass-produced plastic bottle at the grocery store. The U.S. government uses no standard definition for honey, leaving...
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016
    A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys. Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...
  • New procedure is like a cure for strokes

    New procedure is like a cure for strokes
    Allen Wolfe stumbled to the floor. He tried to get up but couldn't. He couldn't see out of his right eye or move the right side of his body. He tried to tell his wife but couldn't get her to understand. "I knew what I was saying but all that was...
  • The coming revolution in much cheaper life-saving drugs

    Randy Hillard was supposed to be dead by now. In 2010, the Michigan State University psychiatry professor was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer and given less than a year to live. He started wondering how he could die in the most comfortable...
  • Petco says it pulled remaining Chinese treats nationwide amid fears they sickened, killed pets

    Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007. The U.S. Food and Drug...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Study shows vapor rubs really do work

    There was a great article published recently in the online journal of Pediatrics titled, "Vapor Rub, Petrolatum, or No Treatment for Nocturnal Cough?" Having been a fan of both Vick's Vapor Rub and Mentholatum since childhood, I knew it was a must read!...
  • City of Industry dietary supplement maker to close after FDA probe

    A Los Angeles area pharmaceuticals manufacturer has agreed to close its operations and to recall and destroy all the dietary supplements it has sold since 2011 as part of an agreement with federal regulators. Health One Pharmaceuticals Inc....
  • FDA approves a device for weight loss

    In a bid to increase treatments for the nation's 79 million obese adults, the Food and Drug Administration has approved U.S. marketing of an implantable device that stimulates weight loss by manipulating key appetite signals passing between the brain...
  • California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria

    California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria
    Bidart Bros. has issued a recall of all of its Granny Smith and Gala apples after the Food and Drug Administration found two strains of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, at the company's processing plant in Bakersfield. The...
  • Could the Pap smear be ousted by HPV testing?

    PLEASANTON, Calif. A Pleasanton firm that received FDA approval for a test against cervical cancer said it has gained the support of a panel of medical experts to use the test as a frontline screening for women as young as 25, but the announcement only...