Food And Drug Administration
Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said. The illnesses and deaths have been linked to consumption of caramel apples. Health officials warned consumers in December to avoid all prepackaged caramel apples after the deaths and illnesses in 11 states were reported.
In recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.
A new breakthrough is allowing patients with spinal cord injuries to use a revolutionary device to walk again, at home. The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the ReWalk from Argo Medical Technologies for personal use. The robot powers hip and knee motion to help paralyzed patients stand and walk.
It’s widely used nationwide as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants and even toothpaste, but it’s being banned in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products. The Minnesota House and Senate passed it earlier last week because of health and environmental concerns about the chemical.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for sleep apnea. Millions of Americans suffer from the sleeping disease and the new treatment would help those who are unable to use the traditional mask treatment.
Forty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief – allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly – can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. “My allergies are under control,” Phillips said. “I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can’t breathe.”
The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.
Are you getting enough sleep at night? Many who don’t turn to medications. But what about using your phone to get an extra few minutes of sleep? We are taking a closer look at smartphone sleep apps to determine if they’re good for your health.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with medical device manufacturers on a public-private partnership designed to speed up the development of new medical technology.
A central Iowa fruit and vegetable distributor is recalling several lots of cherry tomatoes after the grower notified the distributor that Salmonella was found in random sample testing by the Food and Drug Administration.
The Food and Drug Association is investigating after learning that 5-Hour Energy drinks were cited in 13 deaths.
The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.
Those cosmetic contacts that some wear on Halloween to create a spooky theme are actually a prescription for problems, according to a Twin Cities doctor and the Food and Drug Administration.
Even more people may be at risk of getting meningitis than initially thought. The FDA is warning that a second steroid is now linked to fungal meningitis.