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New Study Shows Chemicals Known to Alter Male Hormones Are Prevalent in Boxed Mac and Cheese Products

  Potentially harmful chemicals that were banned from children’s teething rings and rubber duck toys a decade ago may still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal: macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. (more…)

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In 1953, Professor Kummerow, at the time a professor of food technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, set up his lab in the animal sciences building on campus.

Early Enemy of Trans Fats, Fred A. Kummerow, Dies at 102 Years Old

Fred A. Kummerow, a German-born biochemist and lifelong contrarian whose nearly 50 years of advocacy led to a federal government ban on the use of trans-fatty acids in processed foods, a ruling that could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths a year, died on Wednesday at his home in

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FDA Gives OK to Genetically Modified Mosquito to Fight Zika Virus

The U.S. came one step closer today to getting its first genetically modified mosquito to fight the Zika virus. The Food and Drug Administration has released a draft of its environmental impact study of OX513A, a male Aedes aegypti mosquito genetically modified to pass on a lethal gene to his

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FDA: Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You

If you buy imported products marketed as “dietary supplements” and nonprescription drug products from ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online, watch out. Health fraud scams abound. According to Cariny Nunez, M.P.H., a public health advisor in the Office of Minority Health at the Food and Drug

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Contaminated Medical Instruments Linked to Over 250 ‘Superbug’ Infections

At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years - more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to a new Senate committee report released Wednesday. (more…)

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Here We Go: F.D.A. Ends Ban, Allowing Some Blood Donations by Homosexual and Bisexual Men

Following up on a preliminary recommendation it made a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that the agency would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men. (more…)

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FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign Uses Hip-Hop to Discourage Young People from Using Tobacco

Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco. (more…)

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