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Health Watch: FDA Approves Device That Helps Spinal Injury Patients Walk

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.

07/07/2014

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Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical From Soaps

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.

05/19/2014

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Health Watch: FDA Approves New Treatment For Sleep Apnea

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.

05/12/2014

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New Allergy Tablets May Be Pain-Free Alternative To Shots

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.”

01/27/2014

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FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of Pets

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.

10/23/2013

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App For That

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.

10/10/2013

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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 Pledges Support For Med Tech Initiative

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.

12/03/2012

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Norwalk Fruit Distributor Recalls Cherry Tomatoes

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.

11/21/2012

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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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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

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.

10/26/2012

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Doctor: Halloween Contacts Can Cause Health Horrors

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.

10/19/2012

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129 MN Clinics Received Injectable Drugs From NECC

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.

10/16/2012

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Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. The New England Compounding Center announced the recall on Saturday.

10/08/2012

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Salmonella At Ind. Farm Matches Outbreak Strain

The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the “DNA fingerprint” of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states.

08/28/2012

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