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Studies Show Need for Medical Device Accountability

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Avery deGroh of McHenry, Illinois, was just three when the Medtronic lead to her implanted heart defibrillator fractured, sending nine shocks to her h...

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

Rachel Maddow Takes on Corporate Agribusiness PR. Next Up, the Fight for Food Safety?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Rachel Maddow continues her work pulling back the layers of American politics to expose underhanded and manipulative lobbying tactics to the public.

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.

FDA Questions Safety Of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing c...

A Question of Harm -- The Legacy of Vaccination

Tim Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ellis

The anti-vaccination movement has picked up steam in the past few years, and authorities now believe that pockets of unvaccinated children are forming. This is beginning to have deadly results.

Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain measurable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA).

In Reversal, FDA Expresses Concern Over BPA

nytimes.com | DENISE GRADY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a shift of position, the Food and Drug Administration is expressing concerns about possible health risks from bisphenol-A, or BPA, a widely used co...

Major Gaps In Oversight Of Human Medical Research

HuffPost Investigative Fund | By Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ten years ago, an 18-year-old student named Jesse Gelsinger died during a medical research trial involving gene therapy at the University of Pennsylva...

Tiger Woods 'Unfaithful' Gatorade Bottles Under Investigation By FDA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

At least Tiger Woods has the FDA on his side. A 9 News investigation revealed that the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigatio...

FDA Crack-down on Food Packaging Claims and Logos

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

After helping clients navigate the grocery store aisles and teaching them how to interpret a package, I was convinced that we needed something to truly help the consumer find healthy food.

Spectranetics Will Pay $5 Million To End Federal Probe

AP | By MARLEY SEAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Something You Should Know About Profits, Vaccines and Tort Reform

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

More research needs to be done on the companies supplying the vaccines for the troops. They and their well-connected investors are subsidized by the government, which supplies troops for human testing.

Vaccine Tested In Fight Against Tainted Beef

nytimes.com | William Neuman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Jason Timmerman coaxed a balky calf into a chute on his feedlot one recent afternoon and jabbed a needle into its neck. He was injecting the animal wi...

My Brother Loves Glenn Beck, But I Still Love My Brother

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

My brother rolled into D.C. from Boston on a chartered bus, arriving in the dark outside a Marriott. I scanned the pack of fairly nondescript folks ...

Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkling Skin Care Products: Cosmeceuticals

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

The term 'cosmeceutical' was developed as a way to avoid subjecting the industry's claims to the authority of the Food and Drug Administration.

Criminalizing Smoking Is Not the Answer: Bans on Cloves and Outdoor Smoking Will Backfire!

Tony Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Newman

While I support many restrictions on public smoking, such as at restaurants and workplaces, I believe the outdoor smoking ban and prohibition of cloves will lead to harmful and unintended consequences.

FDA: Social Media, Facebook, Twitter Regulation Puzzles Fed Agency

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Lots of folks have been wondering why it has taken so long for the agency to get around to laying down rules for the Internet road. Critics say com...

Talcum Powder: The Hidden Dangers

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

Talcum dusting powder is commonly used to reduce rashes and diaper irritation in babies and infants. But this practice is dangerous. It can result in the inhalation of significant amounts of powder, causing acute or chronic lung irritation, known as talcosis.

Risks From Toxic Ingredients In Cosmetics, And Personal Care Products

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

There are no warnings whatsoever on cosmetics and personal care products. Yet their ingredients pose unrecognized lifelong dangers to the entire U.S. population.

The Myth About Food Safety Legislation and Small Farmers

Carol Tucker-Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carol Tucker-Foreman

Supporters of local and organic food should be substantially reassured that the new food safety legislation working its way through Congress does not place an inordinate burden on small and organic growers.

Barcode On Your Broccoli: FDA To Approve Laser Labels For Vegetables

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The FDA is expected to approve laser-etching of fruits and vegetables in the next month or so, paving the way for produce "tattooed" with product info...

Food Safety Action Day (Join Us!)

Morgan Jindrich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morgan Jindrich

This week, Make Our Food Safe, a coalition of public interest safety groups are taking the message of safe lunches to the streets.

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Sneaky Sigg Sold BPA

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Millions of others joined the Sigg bandwagon after learning about the horrors of many reusable plastic bottles that contain BPA or polycarbonate. However, it seems like we were duped.