FDA

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FDA Proposes Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations proposed by the FDA.

04/24/2014

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Subway: ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient that has been dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

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North Texas Toddler Hears for the First Time

Like most toddlers, Kendall Johnson squeals, gurgles and fusses—but, she’s making happy noises that she can’t hear. The 9-month old Plano girl was born deaf.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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New Rules Would Ensure Safety Of Infant Formula

The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed.

02/06/2014

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New Heating Device Claims To “Vanquish” Fat Away

For decades, people have been searching for an easy way to lose those extra inches. Now weight loss, methods have gone high-tech. Vibrating belts are out. Temperature is in as the new way to vanquish fat.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2014

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New Drug, Study Method Shows Breast Cancer Promise

A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

12/13/2013

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FDA Trans Fat Ban Has Some Texas Companies Changing Recipes

One North Texas sweet shop owner said his average customer is not concerned about whether their donut is made with an oil containing trans fat or one that is trans fat-free, but the FDA cares and made a first time ruling concerning trans fats.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

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High Court Ends Okla. Bid To Limit Drug Abortions

The Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.

11/04/2013

Prescription Pills

FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.

10/23/2013

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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

10/14/2013

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