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Tattoo ink poisoning Americans

If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you have a tattoo. After all, nearly half of the population has decided at some point in their life that it was a good idea to permanently ink an image, or special symbol, onto their skin.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Chemistry, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business Journal

Whole Foods, Trader Joe's affected by peanut-, almond-butter recall

Shoppers at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's could be affected by a nationwide voluntary recall of peanut butter and almond butter.


Related Topix: Retail, Whole Foods Market, Grocery, 38 Studios


Cheese production suspended over FDA regulation concerns

Dodgeville cheesemaker Andy Hatch said he will stop making Rush Creek Reserve, a creamy cheese that Uplands Cheese makes only in the fall and winter.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Healthcare Law, Law


Report: Up to 30,000 would need Ebola drugs to fight outbreak

If scientists were to develop the cure for Ebola, how much would they need to stop the largest outbreak in known history? In an opinion piece published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, Oxford University epidemiologist Oliver Brady said "tens of thousands of doses of experimental drugs are needed to fight" the deadly Ebola outbreak happening in ... (more)


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters


U.S. judge blocks FDA rule allowing generic versions of Hospira drug

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow the sale of generic versions of the Hospira Inc sedative Precedex.


Related Topix: Television, Hispanic Broadcasting, Healthcare Law, Law

FDA pressured to allow gay men to donate blood

Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation put in place before he was born.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Healthy Minds and Body Awareness Series:Why Toothpaste can be a Health Danger

Fluoride has been the topic of much discussion as to its dangers to the population who drink it in their tap water and brush their teeth with it; this article is not about fluoride.


Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Dentistry

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Infection Control Today

Study Says Antibacterial Soap Exposes Healthcare Workers to High Triclosan Levels

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration , according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Medicine, Nursing


U.S. FDA approves Sanofi's Gaucher disease drug Cerdelga

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has approved Sanofi SA's drug Cerdelga to treat patients with type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters.


Related Topix: Hain Celestial Group Inc The, Food, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News

Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules

Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale vapor from a heated liquid nicotine solution and accessories such as liquid nicotine refill bottles.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Healthcare Law, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Marketing

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Death Penalty, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), State Prisons

Brandon Sun

Drug used to control dementia symptoms carries risk of kidney injury: Study

A class of drugs sometimes used to control symptoms of dementia appears to increase the risk of acute kidney injury in people who take it, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Dementia, Health, Seroquel, Quetiapine (generic), Canada,

Thanh Nein News

Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.


Related Topix: Food, Heinz H J, Food Science, Drink, Milk, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Retail, Wal Mart Stores


FDA approves use of higher levels of tomato lycopene to color...

LycoRed: Regulatory approval means manufacturers can now match vibrant pink/red shades they get from Red #40 or carmine using a more label-friendly alternative from tomatoes The FDA has approved a petition from LycoRed seeking the green light to use higher levels of tomato lycopene to restore color to processed meats, giving manufacturers of ... (more)


Related Topix: Food Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Food Technology

Nestle Philippines recalls infant formula over absent fatty acids

Nestle has recalled a batch of NAN brand infant formula in the Philippines after internal tests discovered products did not contain fatty acids specified on the label.


DoD releases list of genetic tests covered by Tricare

The Pentagon's health arm published a list Friday of 35 laboratory-developed tests covered under a new pilot program, from the better-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests for breast cancer and in-utero cystic fibrosis to tests for rare inherited disorders like Lynch syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

McCormick recalls ground oregano

McCormick recalls ground oregano Thousands of jars of ground oregano have been recalled over concerns of salmonella contamination.


Iowa woman calls for lift of FDA donation ban

Sheryl Moore of Pleasant Hill was told that some of her son's tissues wouldn't be donated because his sexual history was unclear, The Des Moines Register reported.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Gay/Lesbian, Suicide

Medical News Today

FDA approves Avastin to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer .


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology