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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Aug. 24, 2016 Our beliefs about how farm animals are raised -- whether on 'factory farms' or in more humane conditions -- can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students. Using the smart helmet, the team hopes players of all ages will ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have pinpointed an enzyme that triggers rapid demise of nerve cells in people with ALS. The research team describes a molecular chain of events that culminates in the stripping of the ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Researchers have investigated how long young and middle-aged adults in the United States say they want to live in relation to a number of personal characteristics. The results showed that more than ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have mapped out a serotonin-driven anxiety circuit that may explain 'anxiety' side effect of antidepressants. More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Atomic level analysis has revealed how two classes of calcium channel blockers, widely prescribed for heart disease patients, produce separate therapeutic effects by acting at different sites on the ... 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