News tagged with food and drug administration

FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.

Jul 12, 2014
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Patients seek US ban on fibroid removal devices

More than a dozen Americans—including cancer patients, their family members and physicians—called on U.S. health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but which can ...

Jul 11, 2014
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Hurricane season has begun: are you ready?

(HealthDay)—As Hurricane Arthur threatens the East Coast of the United States, people are getting an important reminder about safety preparations they need to make for hurricane season.

Jul 03, 2014
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FDA warns of allergic reactions with acne products

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

Jun 25, 2014
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Pregnant or breast-feeding women urged to eat more fish

(HealthDay)—Pregnant or breast-feeding women should increase their weekly consumption of fish, choosing types lower in mercury, according to new advice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Jun 10, 2014
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Immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma

By unleashing the immune system to attack skin cancer, researchers have made important strides against melanoma, according to the results of three clinical trials released Monday.

Jun 02, 2014
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