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‘Bionic Eye’ Gives Blind Man Renewed Eyesight

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

04/23/2014

Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Birth Control Rule

The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers’ religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

03/25/2014

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FDA Reviews DNA-Based Colon Cancer Screening Kits

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient’s stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

03/24/2014

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FDA Proposes First Nutrition Label Updates Since Trans Fats Were Added

Nutrition labels found on the sides of pre-packaged foods will get an upgrade, if the Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

02/27/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Republicans Blast FDA For Secret Surveillance Of Whistleblowers

Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

02/26/2014

Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

FDA Reviewing Approval For 3-Person Embryo Fertilization

Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children.

02/24/2014

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FDA Tells Company To Stop Sale Of Tobacco Products

Federal regulators are ordering a company that sells hand-rolled cigarettes called bidis (BEE-dees) to pull them from store shelves.

02/21/2014

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FDA Wants More Info on Female Libido Pill

A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.

02/11/2014

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Uncle Ben’s Rice Recalled After Skin Reactions in Children

The FDA is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice.

02/10/2014

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FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation’s at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.

02/04/2014

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