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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

A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

03/04/2015

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San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility; Pigeons And Insects Cited

The owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court Tuesday to cease operations until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines the company is selling clean and sanitary food.

02/11/2015

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

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