Newsy (May 12, 2015) The FDA released new guidelines that end its longstanding policy barring gay men from donating blood, but critics say it's still behind the times.
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Newsy (May 27, 2014) First Lady Michelle Obama said some Republican lawmakers are threatening the healthy school lunch guidelines, which some say are too restrictive.
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FORA.tv (May 8, 2013) The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the US federal government, is charged with protecting the public health. Under this mandate, it regulates ... watch video
MultiVu (May 28, 2013) Diabetes experts met and determined that some self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) systems, despite meeting accuracy standards at the time of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, fail to ... watch video
Washington Post (June 16, 2015) The FDA is requiring food manufacturers to eliminate artificial trans fats in three years. The Post explains what they are and how you can avoid them.
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Feb. 3, 2016 The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a ... read more
Feb. 5, 2016 Here's a reason for men to eat their lima beans -- if research in male fruit flies holds up, it might help you live longer. A new research report shows that administering an oral dose of prunetin to ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 Premature deaths are almost nine times more common among illicit drug users than among the general Finnish population, shows a new study. The excess mortality is especially pronounced among female ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 The term 'schizophrenia,' with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like 'psychosis spectrum syndrome,' argues a professor of ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 Internet based cognitive behavioral therapy can help people affected by body dysmorphic disorder, finds a new study. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common anxiety disorder that causes a person ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 Taking benzodiazepines (widely used drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is not associated with an increased dementia risk in older adults, finds a study. However, healthcare providers are still ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. Though it is known that mammals that live for longer lifespans lose their ... read more
Nov. 17, 2014 If the latest US Department of Agriculture standards for school meals and food sold in other venues such as vending machines and snack bars are fully implemented, there is potential to substantially ... read more
Aug. 4, 2014 Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research. The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. The study ... read more
Nov. 13, 2013 When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve. According to new research, when schools offered snacks in lunchtime a la carte or vending that were mostly or ... read more
Apr. 8, 2013 A study suggests that states with stricter school meal nutrition standards were associated with better weight status among students who received free or reduced-price lunches compared with students ... read more