FDA Clears Sale Of New Snus Smokeless Tobacco ProductsThe FDA cleared the sale of eight varieties of snus, or teabag-like pouches of loose tobacco, from Swedish Match. Snus is a spitless, moist powder. Users keep it under their lip and leave it there for it to release the nicotine slowly.
23andMe Brings Back Rare Genetic Disease Data In DNA Test Results23andMe has brought back 35 tests that tell users whether they carry genetic mutations for rare diseases like cystic fibrosis.
Health Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-CigarettesSmoking e-cigarettes or "vaping" is hazardous to your health according to a Bay Area health watchdog group.
'Female Viagra' Pill To Increase Women's Sex Drive May Get FDA ApprovalWoman 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.
7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are MeaninglessSome 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.
FDA: Trans Fats A ‘Threat To Public Health’ - Food Industry Must Phase Them OutArtificial 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.
'Like A Bomb Went Off In My Body': Patients Demand New Antibiotics Warnings Due To Strong ReactionsPatients report terrible side effects from a powerful strain of prescription antibiotics, and now doctors are calling for the strongest warnings imaginable.
Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow's Milk, Study ShowsThe 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.
San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual MenSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation BanSilicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join a national “Gay Blood Drive Day” later this week to get the word out.
Bay Area Artisan Cheese Makers Stunned By FDA Crackdown On Wooden Cheeseboards The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on wooden shelves and cheeseboards, upsetting artisan cheese makers in the Bay Area and across the country.
California Organic Farmers Worry About New FDA Food Safety RulesCalifornia’s organic farmers are sounding the alarm. They said new regulations the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to keep produce safe could put them out of business. Meanwhile, some consumers said it may be a price we have to pay.