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Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 06:47 AM PST

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is making moves against the tobacco industry in an effort to crack down on smoking in teens, saying it is working to ban menthol and mint in all cigarettes, as well as flavored...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 02:55 AM PST

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 02:17 PM PST

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

FDA Restricts Most Flavored E-Cig Sales to Fight Teen Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigarettes as it tries to control what Commissioner...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 10:55 AM PST

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:04 AM PST

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times. That challenges what the authors call the prevailing view of our...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 10:16 PM PST

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year,...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM PST

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help...

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 09:53 AM PST

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

New flavors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be "generally recognized...

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 06:34 AM PST

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 05:02 PM PST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

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