The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers do not give honey to infants or children younger than 1 year of age.
Rachel Kurland
November 19, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four babies in Texas have been hospitalized with botulism after being given honey-filled or -dipped pacifiers, according to the Food and Drug Administration . The four illnesses occurred from mid-August to the end of October, and all four babies were hospitalized for...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:07 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Sometimes, Ellis Glover would be forced to leave her friends and sit at a lunch table where no one was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "I wanted to sit with my good, good friends, but I couldn't," the 10-year-old said. "If you're a kid and you have a food allergy...
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Big electronic cigarettes
November 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. "...
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This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco.
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November 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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November 09, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) -- Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban...
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Primatene Mist
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November 08, 2018 - 12:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday. It's for temporary relief of mild, intermittent asthma symptoms in people ages 12 and...
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State health inspectors are investigating a restaurant that gave lobsters marijuana to mellow them out.
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October 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State health inspectors are investigating a restaurant that gave lobsters marijuana to mellow them out. The Maine Department of Health investigated a restaurant that offered "smoked" lobster meat, a dish made with lobsters...
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Gum, Water, Pizza Bagels
October 30, 2018 - 10:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling...
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Technology can be used as a tool to help fight opioid abuse.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the fight against opioid abuse, health providers are increasingly looking to technology to help prevent addiction and improve treatment. One promising effort involves house calls by video in rural areas, where overdose deaths are rising and it's harder to find a...
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Electronic cigarettes is gaining popularity among teenagers.
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October 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Food and Drug Administration is quite concerned about a survey which has shown a dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by teens. The major concern is...
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