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Nutrient shortages hurt local infants, area hospitals

It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: Children Are Dying, Washingtonian, Alexandra Robbins, nutrients, shortages, hospitals, premature, infants,


Sunscreen facts and eco-friendly options

With the sun beating down in this extreme heat, it's important for you -- and your kids -- to wear sunscreen. But what sunscreen is effective and safe for both you and the environment?

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 11:28am EDT

Tags: sunscreen, eco-friendly, health, Joan Michelson, Environmental Working Group

FDA warns of flammable ingredients in sunscreen sprays

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that you could catch fire by wearing certain sunscreens and standing too close to flames.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 08:00am EDT

Tags: sunscreen

Increasing the likelihood of faulty medical device reporting with new app

Got a problem with a medical device, drug, or vaccine? Now, there's an app for that.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 09:06am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, medical app, MedWatcher, medical devices, drugs, Doug Wood

Understanding new sunscreen labels

Under new FDA guidelines, consumers will know from the sunscreen label whether the product is broad spectrum and protects against skin cancer or whether it will just help prevent a sunburn.

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 04:04am EDT

Tags: sunscreen, skin cancer, dermatology, dick uliano

Dairy groups want secret sweetened milk

The dairy industry wants to start using artificial sweeteners in flavored milks, like chocolate or strawberry milk, without labeling it "reduced-" or "low-calorie."

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:41am EST

Tags: milk, The International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation


Scientists ask FDA to act: Coke and Pepsi are unsafe

Just days after researchers warned of health risks from sugar-free diet soft drinks, scientists are sounding the alarm about regular sugary soft drinks.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:00pm EST

Tags: Coke, Pepsi,

Beef, chicken prices to rise if gov't furloughs meat inspectors

Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 08:20am EST

Tags: usda, Nick Iannelli, sequestration,

Man sentenced for selling non-FDA approved drugs

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five months in prison for selling misbranded, non-FDA approved prescription drugs.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 12:33am EST

Tags: Hyattsville, prescription drugs

5-Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths

The New York Times reports officials at the Food and Drug Administration have received notice of 13 deaths over the past four years linked to 5-Hour Energy, a caffeinated beverage packaged in two-ounce "shots" and sold in convenient stores.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 08:48am EST

Tags: 5-Hour Energy, energy drink,

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