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Ask An Expert: Is Gulf Seafood Safe To Eat?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The dilemma of whether or not to eat seafood that could be tainted by the oil spill reminds me of how I felt about living in New York City in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

Fishing and Breathing BP's Oil: What's "Safe?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Is it acceptable for recreational anglers, but not Grandma in Iowa, to consume seafood from previously closed fishing grounds on the Louisiana coast?

Don't "Protect" Us From Our Own Genetic Information

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Smolenyak

Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.

Lance Armstrong's Mail Fraud

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

FDA special agent Jeff Novitzky is leading a massive, multi-million dollar federal investigation to discover whether the Postal Service was tricked into overpaying Armstrong and his teammates.

"No" To Weight Loss Pills

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

We should be promoting health and disease-prevention. Rather than making "fat pills" we should be helping people to maintain a healthy weight, and not become overweight and obese int he first place.

Lucia Graves

FDA Calls Antibiotic Use In Farming 'A Serious Public Health Threat,' GOP Ignores Mounting Evidence

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.16.2010 | Politics

The overuse of antibiotics in farming may have significant health consequences for consumers, according to testimony from the Food and Drug Administra...

Monsanto's Permit to Poison Us

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Dan Quayle couldn't spell potato, but he made sure they'd be genetically engineered. Here's how Monsanto got their permit to poison us: On May 26, 19...

How Long Will Food Keep? Website Provides All The Answers

New York Daily News | Rosemary Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How long will those eggs keep in the fridge? Can leftover picnic foods sit out in the sun for more than an hour? Does frozen chicken have an expiratio...

Close the FDA Approval Gap

Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH

Even though our system of pharmaceutical review and approval is regarded as the most effective in the world, there exists an incredible -- and potentially deadly -- loophole: unapproved drugs.

Junk Food Crackdown: Feds Draw Up Strict Standards For Marketing To Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is the federal government preparing to impose strict new standards on the food industry and how it markets junk food to kids? On Wednesday, BNET po...

The Danger of Toxic Consumer Products, Fragrances

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The FDA has direct authority under the 1938 Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act to regulate toxic ingredients in personal care products. However, seven decades later, it has failed to do so.

Bad Blood: Politics Trumps Science in the Gay Blood Donation Debate

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

The recent debate on Gay Blood Donations does not have science at its core. Instead, it's a debate as to the otherness of GLBT citizens.

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Maybe Business Likes to be Regulated

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

There is always a sector of the public that demands Government protect it from all risks. There is also, always a sector of Industry that will not ch...

What's the FBI Doing in My Milk?

Tommy Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tommy Rosen

This past Wednesday, the FBI in conjunction with the FDA raided Rawsome, a private membership food-buying club.

Our Patience Has Run Out: NRDC Sues FDA for Failure to Regulate BPA

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Today, NRDC filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to act on a petition to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, food containers, and other materials likely to come into contact with food.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

Kombucha, Alcohol Laws: Fermented Drink May Be Subject To Alcohol Regulations

Kim Severson at the New York Times' Diner's Journal | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fans of kombucha know it packs a little kick, but perhaps too much of one? Earlier this week, Whole Foods Market pulled unpasteurized versions of the ...

The FDA, Toxins and Your Body

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The FDA has taken no regulatory action whatsoever over the last six decades, to protect the public from unknowing exposures to a wide range of toxic ingredients.

Reglan Lawsuits Continue to Drive Debate Over Corporate Immunity, Generic Preemption

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward F. Blizzard

The Supreme Court is currently awaiting word from the Obama administration regarding its position on generic drug manufacturers' claims that federal regulation of prescription drugs grants them immunity from lawsuits in state courts.

Medication Mix-ups? Missing Lab Results? Send Us Your Health IT Tips, Stories

Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Emma Schwartz

Amid concerns about patient safety, a consensus is emerging: The government needs a way to monitor the safety of health information technology it is e...

80-Plus Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

A proposed U.S. policy on food labeling would create major problems for American producers who want to label their products as free of genetically modified or engineered ingredients.

Electronic Medical Record Shift: Signs Of Harm Emerge As Doctors Move From Paper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund One day in March 2009, hospital workers misread small print on a computer screen,...

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.

Who Are You Going To Trust?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'd rather be in front of this screen or the boob tube than slicing, dicing and doing the healthiest for myself, during my last twenty some odd years I've "nuked" food close to thirty thousand times.