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FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening. The Food and Drug Administration […]


Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and […]


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E-cigarette ‘vaping’ ban takes effect at midnight

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – E-cigarette users in the city of Los Angeles will be relegated to the ranks of tobacco smokers come midnight, when a ban on e- cigarette use at bars, restaurants and other […]


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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented […]


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Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers’ blood boiling. Beer makers tell The Santa Rose Press […]


In this April 11, 2012, file photo, poults raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's turkey farm, in Lebanon, Pa.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Citing a potential threat to public […]


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FDA halts production at Delaware cheese plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company’s cheese killed one person and sickened seven others. This is only the […]



FDA approves electric headband to prevent migraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who […]


Graphic compares nutrition labels.

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the […]


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FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that proponents say could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal […]





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