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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.

11/26/2014

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Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives Rejected

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled non-profit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs.

11/14/2014

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Gluten-Free Products Could Contain Harmful Ingredient

A growing number of people are turning to gluten free food, but many are unaware that it often contains a potentially harmful ingredient.

11/12/2014

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Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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American Heart Association: Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors

The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that electronic cigarettes be subjected to tougher regulations.

08/25/2014

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FDA Warns That Tattoo Inks Can Cause Infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.

08/07/2014

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Study: Change In Law Linked To Increase In Unsafe Drugs

A 1992 law designed to get prescription medications to market quicker may have led to a decrease in drug safety.

08/05/2014

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FDA Approves ‘Mind Controlled’ Robotic Arm

New prosthetic device can translate muscle movements from the severed limb into complex movements that more closely follow a human hand.

05/12/2014

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Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers

Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.

05/09/2014

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Health Insurers Just Say No To Marijuana Coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

05/08/2014

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