News tagged with food companies
An experimental sleeping pill from US drug company Merck is effective at helping people fall and stay asleep, according to reviewers at the US Food and Drug Administration, which could soon approve the new drug.
Medications May 21, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0
Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, ...
Medical research May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1
Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the "obesity epidemic" and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 20, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Half of the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect, according to a major new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Medications Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Yale University researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have.
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new drug, MDV3100, is improving the survival rate in men with advanced prostate cancer, results of a large, phase III clinical trial show. The drug is designed to block a type of cellular receptor that drives progression ...
Cancer Feb 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical company Novartis announced today in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they have developed a new adjuvant, or com ...
Medications Jun 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay News) —The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a tobacco industry challenge to a controversial 2009 federal law that mandates graphic warning labels on cigarettes. The high court refused to ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Health Mar 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 2
Lowering the costs of healthy foods in supermarkets increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods that people eat, while also appearing to reduce consumption of nutritionally less-desirable foods, according ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HPSH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as "light," "mild," and "low" on cigarette packages, smokers can still easily ...
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Loopholes in industry self-regulation allow food companies to continue to reach large numbers of children with advertising for unhealthy products—such as fast food, candy, and cookies—during ...
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and ...
Health Jan 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Thursday to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.
Medications Dec 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(AP)—A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.
Health Dec 05, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0