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Experts hope sugar, salt are next on FDA target list

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation's diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other beloved ingredients - sugar and salt - will be subject to similar ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Q&A: What are trans fats?

You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will eventually be a thing of the past. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is phasing them out, calling them a threat to public health. Some questions and answers about ...

Nov 08, 2013
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US to ban artery-clogging trans fats (Update 2)

The U.S., Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to Americans' health. Commissioner Margaret ...

Nov 07, 2013
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Opsumit approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension

(HealthDay)—Opsumit (macitentan) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a debilitating disease characterized by high blood pressure in the lung arteries.

Oct 23, 2013
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FDA probes dog illnesses tied to jerky treats

(HealthDay)—Meat or plant-based "jerky" pet treats have been tied to mysterious illnesses in thousands of dogs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is asking the public for help in ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Researchers call for new rules to regulate probiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should consider the unique features of probiotics—bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines—in regulating their use and marketing, says ...

Oct 17, 2013
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Adempas approved to treat pulmonary hypertension

(HealthDay)—Adempas (riociguat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat two types of pulmonary hypertension, characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.

Oct 09, 2013
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