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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps
FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps
After researchers conducted many tests, the conclusion is clear: handwashing with antibacterial soap does not remove more bacteria or even prevent more illnesses than washing with regular everyday soap! So now, the Food and Drug Administration has issued its final verdict that throws water on claims that antibacterial soaps are better and more effective than basic soap...
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
It's that time of year for friends, feasts and - if you're not careful - doubled-over abdominal cramping, vomiting and a host of other agonies that come with food poisoning. Novovirus is the most common source of food poisoning. The highly contagious virus causes 19 million-21 million illnesses and contributes to 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths each year in the U...
Governors Send FDA Letter
Governors Send FDA Letter
BOSTON (AP) _ The governors of all six New England states have sent a letter urging the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten warnings on opioids. The governors said the FDA should require changes on labels for immediate release opioids to make sure patients and doctors understand the risk of addiction, overdose, neonatal abstinence syndrome and death associated with the drugs..
Sabra Hummus Recalled
Sabra Hummus Recalled
(The first 16 seconds of the video pertain to the recall) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported on Wednesday that the Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria. A routine, random sample at a store in Michigan in late March...
Untested Stimulants
Untested Stimulants
How are we supposed to know what compounds found in supplements could be injurious to our health? Thank goodness for blogs like this one and researchers at Harvard Medical School, where they discovered that many exercise powders and pills contain large amounts of a stimulant called DMBA.

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