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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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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Dietary Supplements
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October 12, 2018 - 9:58 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements,...
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October 05, 2018 - 9:44 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the use of a human papillomavirus vaccine called Gardasil 9 for men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. The FDA previously approved the HPV vaccine for people age 9 to 26. "Today's approval represents an...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 04, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal officials say vaping is a teen epidemic. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign called "The Real Cost" to inform young people of the health risks of e-cigarettes. More than 40 percent of teens nationwide have tried e-...
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An unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device.
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September 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:28 am
By Kevin Flower and Maritza Moulite (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration again has advised consumers "not to eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal" as part of an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to the popular breakfast product. In a statement Tuesday, the FDA said an...
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Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended on heels of major shortage
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August 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date for certain EpiPens. EpiPens are auto-injectors that deliver epinephrine to help treat life-threatening allergic reactions. The expiration extension comes in response to...
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