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Food and Drug Administration

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  • Standing up for clean indoor air

    Standing up for clean indoor air
    There is a widely-held belief that e-cigarettes are safe because there is no smoke involved. That's always been a dubious claim considering that the vapor they produce, like cigarette smoke, contains nicotine and other chemicals, but a new study led by...
  • Rampant medication use found among L.A. County foster, delinquent kids

    Rampant medication use found among L.A. County foster, delinquent kids
    Los Angeles County officials are allowing the use of powerful psychiatric drugs on far more children in the juvenile delinquency and foster care systems than they had previously acknowledged, according to data obtained by The Times through a Public...
  • Apples modified to resist browning receive federal approval

    Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced. The development could boost sales of apples for snacks,...
  • Government sets up a tricky balance for heart catheter procedure

    The patient with the bad heart valve will be in his 60s, say, someone who tires easily because of impaired blood flow but is otherwise in pretty good health. His is an informed consumer and has seen the ads about the new way to fix the problem without...
  • U.S. OKs genetically modified apples that will resist turning brown

    U.S. OKs genetically modified apples that will resist turning brown
    Don't expect to see them too soon, but two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced could someday be coming to your local grocery store.  The development could boost sales of apples for snacks,...
  • Man indicted for rebranding dubious dietary supplement

    The owner of a South Dakota-based dietary supplement business has been charged with rebranding and selling Mexico-manufactured pills that were the subject of a U.S. recall because they were linked to cases of bleeding, stroke and even death. Stanley...
  • Symposium to look at dangerous drug interactions

    On Feb. 25, the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Association's Health and Wellness committee will present A Symposium on Food and Drug Interactions: The Good, The Bad and the Dangerous. Speakers include Richard Raborn, internal medicine...
  • Can you rely on dietary supplements?

    The following editorial appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Friday, Feb. 13: Whether consumers are buying brand-name or less-expensive, store-brand vitamins or supplements, they expect what's inside the bottle to match what's on the label. But...
  • A teen pregnancy prevention breakthrough

    President Barack Obama hailed a landmark achievement in his State of the Union address last month: Teen pregnancies in the U.S. have hit an all-time low. But the U.S. still has a teen birthrate of 31.2 per 1,000 teens, nearly one-and-a-half times the rate...
  • Researchers test device to help deaf children detect sounds

    At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that...
  • Britain is on the brink of a perilous vote for 'three-person in vitro fertilization'

    Britain is on the brink of a perilous vote for 'three-person in vitro fertilization'
    Britain is about to become the only country in the world to explicitly allow the inheritable genetic modification of humans. With a vote Feb. 3 in the House of Commons, the country has paved the way for "three-person in vitro fertilization," which...