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FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations by Gay, Bisexual Men
Dec. 21, 2015
For three decades, men who have sex with men were barred from ever donating blood. A new policy will allow gay and bisexual men to donate, but only if they've been celibate for at least a year.
Pill-sized monitor gains new skills
Nov. 18, 2015
Sensors that work inside the body are gaining new skills. The latest version can track heart rate and respiratory rate, as well as temperature, as it travels through the digestive system.
Exactly What is 'Natural' Food?
Nov. 12, 2015
Disagreement over terms like "all natural" or "100 percent natural" has spawned dozens of lawsuits. The Food and Drug Administration is requesting comments from the public on what "natural" means.
Electricity treatment offers hope to brain cancer patients
Oct. 9, 2015
For the first time in more than a decade, there's a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.
FDA revisits safety of Essure contraceptive device
Sep. 21, 2015
It's the only available, nonsurgical permanent birth control option that's FDA-approved. But thousands of women have complained of serious side effects like severe pain, heavy bleeding and depression.
Congress weighs stronger regs on e-cigarettes
Aug. 5, 2015
While Congress decides how to regulate e-cigs, some communities move on their own.
Powdered caffeine raises safety worries, FDA may ban sales
Dec. 31, 2014
After two deaths, the FDA may ban consumer sales of of a highly concentrated form of pure caffeine.
Do new FDA actions endanger your favorite cheese?
Sep. 16, 2014
Newly enforced FDA guidelines on a bacterium that doesn’t cause sickness leave cheese lovers scratching their heads.
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