food and drug administration
For most people, the need for reading glasses is as inevitable as gray hair and wrinkles. But now, a new procedure could have millions of people putting those readers down for good.
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
A voluntary recall was issued Monday for baby wipes manufactured by Nutek Disposables Inc., due to bacterial contamination.
For the first time, patients with spinal cord injuries have begun using a revolutionary device that helps them walk again at home.
The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.
The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients who may have been exposed to dangerous viruses, including hepatitis and HIV, through insulin shots.
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.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.
The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March.
Princeton University is about to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.
Allergy doctor Clifford Bassett said the pill alternative appears to be safe, as well as effective.
A meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available at Princeton University beginning Dec. 9.
A device that can detect — and prevent — seizures has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, giving hope to some epileptics who have being too scared to leave their homes.