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Too Much To Digest? FDA Mulls Changes To Sometimes-Confusing Nutrition Labels

From misleading serving sizes to confusing calorie counts, many think nutrition labels are due for an update.

01/23/2013

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Lawmaker Wants ‘Risky’ Supplement Additive Pulled From Shelves

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements. The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.

01/17/2013

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FDA Requires Lower Doses For Ambien, Other Sleep Medications

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

01/10/2013

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FDA: Numerous Medical Practices In N.Y, N.J. May Have Received Unsafe Botox

Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

12/24/2012

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Seen At 11: Drug Provigil Called ‘Viagra For The Brain’

Need more energy? Want to improve your memory? Maybe achieve greater success at work? Now there’s a pill that may be able to do all this and more. But is it too good to be true?

11/29/2012

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Pet Treat Distributed In NJ Stores Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Carolina Prime Pet, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 5-count packages of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips after Salmonella was detected during testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

11/26/2012

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FDA Looking Into 13 Fatalities Possibly Linked To Popular 5-Hour Energy Drink

There are concerns about a popular dietary supplement. A 5-Hour Energy shot has been cited as a possible contributing factor in a series of deaths nationwide.

11/15/2012

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FDA: Other Drugs From New England Pharmacy May Be Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

The FDA learned of two heart transplant patients who got fungal infections after being given a third product from the company during surgery.

10/15/2012

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include Raw And Roasted Peanuts

A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include raw and roasted peanuts.

10/15/2012

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Great Strides Being Made With 3D Mammography In Rye Brook

There aren’t many of the new 3D digital mammography machines around yet, but Rye Radiology in Rye Brook has one.

10/09/2012

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NJ Health Officials ID Facilities In Meningitis Scare

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd said no cases have been uncovered in New Jersey, but in a statement said “This is an ongoing investigation and the full scope of the affected patients and facilities is not yet known.”

10/05/2012

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Bronx Mother Sues Pharmacy Over Prescription Mix-Up That Hospitalized Her Son

Christina Torres said she rushed her son to the emergency room, where she got the frightening diagnosis. “Your son is overdosing on Methadone,” Torres recalled doctors telling her.

09/25/2012

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New Study Finds Concerning Levels Of Arsenic In Rice Products

The study found higher levels of arsenic in brown rice than white rice because of the way it’s processed. It also found higher levels of arsenic in rice produced in southern states than in rice from California or Asia.

09/19/2012

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Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Crackdown Of Electronic Laser Pointers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is writing federal regulators, asking them to crack down on the use of the pointers outside of their intended use in office presentations.

08/05/2012

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Health Department: Trans Fat Ban Made Fast Food A Bit Healthier In NYC

The findings being published Tuesday have implications beyond heart health, suggesting another strategy to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic fueled by a high-calorie, super-sized environment.

07/16/2012

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