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MN AIDS Project Applauds New Home HIV Test Kits

An expert panel is recommending that the FDA approve the first of its kind home test kit for HIV, and the head of a Minnesota AIDS advocacy group says it’s a good move.

05/16/2012

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After Listening To Her Heart, A Minn. Woman Could Change The World

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, and more than 1,100 people die from it each day. So, what if there was an easy way to spot trouble before it struck?

04/30/2012

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Surgery May Soon Be An Option For Acid Reflux

People suffering from the worst cases of acid reflux may no longer need a pill to help ease their pain. Doctors say a new surgical option could soon be available.

01/11/2012

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Medtronic: FDA Panel Rejects Heart Catheter

Medtronic Inc. says a panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that an experimental catheter from the medical device maker poses a potential health risk that outweighs its benefit to patients.

10/27/2011

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Cantaloupe Recall After 4 Die From Listeria

Four people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupe.

09/15/2011

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FDA Warns Of Battery Issue With Medtronic Pumps

Federal health officials are warning patients that drug pumps recalled by Medtronic may fail to deliver drugs used to treat chronic pain, spasms and other conditions.

09/12/2011

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Report: FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process Is Flawed

More than 100 medical devices have been recalled after a report showed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of approving them is flawed.

07/29/2011

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Good Question: Will Graphic Warnings Get Smokers To Quit?

Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

06/21/2011

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Cigarette Warning Photos

The latest attempt to get smokers to quit. Graphic photos! Here is a story and slideshow of those photos.

06/21/2011

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FDA Announces New Sunscreen Rules

The Federal Drug Administration is changing the rules for companies who make sunscreen.

06/14/2011

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New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers

Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month.

02/11/2011

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FDA Proposes New Graphic Warning Labels For Cigarettes

On Wednesday, Chad talked about the new warning labels the FDA is proposing for cigarette packages.

11/10/2010

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