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FILE - An oyster worker checks a batch of Blue Point oysters in New York. (Photo credit" Thomas Viguier/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Don’t Eat Shellfish From Oyster Bay

The FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.

07/24/2012

Recalled yellowfin tuna (Credit: CBS 2)

Salmonella Scare Affects 24 New Yorkers As Yellowfin Tuna Is Recalled

Do you have any spicy tuna sushi in the fridge? Well beware, because there’s a big salmonella scare. 116 people nationwide — 24 in New York — have gotten salmonella after eating sushi, including nine in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County.

04/14/2012

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE)

Ask Asa: BPA

After years of debate, the Food and Drug Administration rejects a call to ban the chemical BPA in food packaging.

03/30/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Senator Schumer Takes On Popular New Energy Shot

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.

02/19/2012

No-Doz may be among the over the counter products that was mixed with prescription medicine. (credit:CBS2)

FDA Warns That OTC And Prescription Pills May Have Been Mixed

The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning about a potential mix-up involving powerful prescription pills.

01/09/2012

Senator Charles Schumer (Credit:WCBS)

Sen Schumer: ‘Super Painkillers Could Lead To Violent Robberies’

A U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of super painkillers now under review could lead to violent robberies.

01/08/2012

Beer (credit: clipart.com)

FDA Approves Hangover ‘Remedy’

“Really, it targets all of the major symptoms,” said creator Brenna Haysom. “The thing that’s special about is it works so quickly.”

12/03/2011

Dr. Mehmet Oz (Mike Coppola/ Getty Images Entertainment)

Was Dr. Oz Right? Consumer Reports Urges FDA To Limit Arsenic In Fruit Juice

The television personality drew a lot of heat in September when he claimed on his show that trace amounts of arsenic in apple juice may pose a health risk.

11/30/2011

FILE - Dr. Mehmet Oz (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Dr. Oz Under Fire From FDA For Arsenic In Apple Juice Claims

The FDA and a leading doctor are refuting claims by television show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that trace amounts of arsenic in many apple juice products pose a health risk.

09/15/2011

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

FILE - A man after an operation on his left knee. (Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Device Could Help Doctors Monitor Patient’s Prosthetic Joints, Implants

North Bergen orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lee Berger has designed the Ortho-tag, a chip programmed with patient information that can be scanned from outside the body with the wave of a wand.

07/24/2011

FILE -- A woman receives a hair makeover. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Calls For Regulation Of Hair-Smoothing Products

Women will pay hundreds of dollars to get straight hair, but some members of Congress say they may be putting their health at risk and want the FDA to regulate products containing formaldehyde.

07/10/2011

Alfalfa Sprouts (AP)

Under Pressure From FDA, Idaho Producer Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts

Facing pressure from the FDA, an Idaho sprout producer has recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 21 cases of salmonella poisoning, including some in New Jersey.

07/01/2011

Alfalfa Sprouts (AP)

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 20 cases of salmonella poisoning.

06/27/2011

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FDA Issues Graphic Warning Labels For Cigarette Packs To Deter Smoking

The anti-smoking lobby in New York has a new weapon. The Food and Drug Administration will require all packs of cigarettes to include graphic warning labels conveying the dangers of smoking.

06/21/2011

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