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Pre-Packaged Salad Blamed For Stomach Bug Outbreak

Health officials in two states have zeroed in on what’s making hundreds of people sick with a stomach bug. But investigators still don’t know what’s triggering cases in other states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.

07/31/2013

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‘MiraDry’ Procedure Battles Excessive Underarm Sweat

Excessive underarm sweating is actually a medical condition known as “hyperhidrosis.” People who have it struggle with clothing that’s ruined by sweat as well as embarrassment. In 2011, the FDA approved a new treatment, called MiraDry, for the problem.

07/18/2013

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FDA Seeking To Limit Arsenic Levels In Apple Juice

Apple juice is a popular drink for parents to give their kids, but the government is proposing new limits on the amount of arsenic found in apple juice.

07/12/2013

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Shakopee Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food Stamps

A 47-year-old Shakopee man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to using other people’s food stamps. Chin Son Kim pleaded guilty to one count of food stamp fraud.

06/12/2013

Avandia

Controversial Diabetes Drug Under FDA Microscope Again

A former blockbuster diabetes drug is going under the FDA’s microscope again. New research suggests Avandia may be safer than first thought, although critics aren’t buying it. The FDA panel is looking at a new analysis on the drug, which shows it’s just as safe as older diabetes drugs.

06/05/2013

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Hundreds March Against Monsanto

What’s really in your food? That’s the question thousands around the country – and in St. Paul – asked as they rallied against the agriculture company Monsanto on Saturday. Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol for the “March Against Monsanto” Saturday afternoon. Similar scenes took place at more than 200 cities across the country.

05/25/2013

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‘It’s Like Crack’: Doctor On Pre-Workout Supplement Ingredient

Getting to the gym can be hard when you’re tired and over-worked. Many people are using powders that you mix with water and take about half an hour before you work out to get an edge.

04/12/2013

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Judge: Girls Of All Ages Can Use Morning-After Pills

A federal judge has made a ruling on the so-called morning after pill, saying the government must make it available over the counter — for girls of all ages.

04/05/2013

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FDA: It’s ‘OK’ To Use Nicotine For Longer

Some helpful news for people who are trying to break the smoking habit.

04/01/2013

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Health Watch: Heart Warning For Popular ‘Z-Pak’

There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.

03/12/2013

Sleeping Pills

FDA Orders Makers Of Sleeping Pills To Cut Dosage For Women

In today’s Health Watch, the FDA is ordering the makers of Ambien and and other sleeping pills to slash the dosage in half for women.

01/10/2013

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Dangerous Counterfeit Products: Contact Lenses, Meds & More

The Minneapolis office of Homeland Security Investigations is warning consumers about counterfeit products.

12/19/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Pill Get To Be Sold Over-The-Counter?

Oral contraceptives are some of the most commonly taken prescription drugs in America — at least 10 million American women take them.

11/20/2012

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Group: Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Without A Prescription

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the health risks associated with oral contraceptives are low, and should be available without a prescription.

11/20/2012

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5-Hour Energy Drinks Linked To 13 Deaths; FDA Investigating

The Food and Drug Association is investigating after learning that 5-Hour Energy drinks were cited in 13 deaths.

11/15/2012

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