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Whole Foods Recalls Salads Sold In Tri-State Area Stores

Whole Foods is recalling two pre-packaged salads sold in the Tri-State area due to a mislabeling of allergens.

07/09/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney discusses a new initiative aimed at keeping kids out of tanning beds. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Launches Initiative To Keep Minors Out Of Tanning Beds

On Saturday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined health officials in announcing a new initiative that would establish a nationwide ban on the use of tanning beds by those who are less than 18-years-old.

06/28/2014

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Growing Number Of Women Turning To Homemade Cosmetics

Some consumers are swearing by the do-it-yourself products, but experts are warning those who purchase homemade makeup to be careful.

06/05/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Can Deer Antler Spray Really Up Your Game?

Some people claim that deer antler spray is a performance enhancing supplement that can promote healing and increase strength.

06/03/2014

Experts say the risks and benefit of hormone replacement therapy should be weighed carefully before beginning treatment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Experts Urge Caution When Using Popular Hormone Replacement Therapy

For millions of men who have been dragged down by aging there is a drug that claims to improve strength and virility. However, new life-threatening side effects have raised questions over whether fighting low testosterone is worth the risk.

05/08/2014

New research shows that daily aspirin use may not be beneficial for everyone and could come with some serious side effects. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Only A Select Few Will Benefit From Aspirin Therapy

For years, doctors have told almost everyone of middle age or older to take a daily aspirin to thin the blood.

05/06/2014

FILE - The label on a box of Hostess Brownie Bites. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Nutrition Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

02/27/2014

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Allergy Tablets Could Provide Relief For Sufferers In Time For Spring Allergy Season

The tablet contains grass pollen and dissolves under the tongue. Allergy sufferers would take the tablet daily for 12 weeks before grass pollen season and for 6 to 8 weeks during the season, or for up to three years straight.

01/17/2014

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Experts: No Evidence That Dietary Supplements Can Treat Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about certain dietary supplements, which are used by many people as a holistic approach to treat concussions.

01/14/2014

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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

12/28/2013

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

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FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health.

11/07/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Major Development In The Fight Against Heart Disease

New technology could prove to be a major development for anybody with heart disease. A brand new artery roto-rooter has been approved by the FDA to open difficult, clogged arteries.

11/07/2013

Tea and other spices are sold in the spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.  (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

FDA: Rodent Hair, Salmonella Detected In Some Imported Spices

Testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 also showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella.

10/31/2013

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FDA Proposes Rules To Make Animal Food Safer

Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.

10/25/2013

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