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Health Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-Cigarettes

Smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” is hazardous to your health according to a Bay Area health watchdog group.

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Addyi. (CBS)

FDA Approves Female Sex Pill Addyi, With Safety Restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.

08/18/2015

The drug dubbed the 'female Viagra, of the 'pink pill' which boosts women's sexual drive. (CBS)

‘Female Viagra’ Pill To Increase Women’s Sex Drive May Get FDA Approval

Woman may be able to turn on desire by popping a pill. A drug dubbed the “female Viagra’ or ‘the little pink pill’ that boosts women’s sex drive could available by prescription soon.

08/18/2015

Hospira Symbiq infusion pump (Hospira)

Feds: Popular Intravenous Pump Can Be Hacked; Warning Issued To Hospitals

Federal agencies are sounding a warning over a widely-used medical device and its vulnerability to hackers.

08/03/2015

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7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are Meaningless

Some labels, like “organic,” “low-fat,” or “sugar-free” have real nutritional value because they are regulated by federal law. Others are just empty and purposely vague. Here are 7 meaningless labels you probably hear all the time.

06/23/2015

Some of the food items which contain trans fat. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA: Trans Fats A ‘Threat To Public Health’ – Food Industry Must Phase Them Out

Artificial trans fats can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

06/16/2015

Flibanserin, which has been dubbed by some as the "female Viagra." (CBS)

FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its Safety

The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.

06/04/2015

Some patients are calling for stronger FDA warning on antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. (CBS

‘Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body’: Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong Reactions

Patients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.

05/06/2015

A double chin. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Injection Designed To Melt Double-Chin Fat Away

The Food and Drug Administration says it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat.

04/29/2015

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow’s milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.

04/06/2015

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