News tagged with food

EU warns of Bisphenol health threat

The EU food safety watchdog warned Friday that exposure levels to Bisphenol A (BPA), already implicated as a health concern for babies, should be cut by a factor of 10.

Jan 17, 2014
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Nutrient-based tax could cut nation's medical bills

(Medical Xpress)—To reduce obesity-related disease in America, many policymakers and public health officials have proposed either taxing products that make us fat or taxing individual nutrients in fattening ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Is food getting safer?

With all the headlines about foodborne illness in recent years, it might seem that the problem of food contamination is at epic levels. Most recently, poultry contaminated with Salmonella sickened close to ...

Jan 17, 2014
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FDA panel again rejects wider use of J&J's Xarelto

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts again opposed expanding use of Johnson & Johnson's blood thinner Xarelto to reduce dangerous blood clots in a new group of patients, those with acute coronary artery disease.

Jan 16, 2014
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Most students exposed to school-based food commercialism

Most students in elementary, middle and high schools are exposed to food commercialism (including exclusive beverage contracts and the associated incentives, profits and advertising) at school, although there has been a decrease ...

Jan 13, 2014
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States urged to register compounding pharmacies

The federal government has sent letters to states and other stakeholders across the country calling on them to encourage compounding pharmacies to register as a producer of sterile drugs in an effort to protect the public.

Jan 10, 2014
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US food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories

Some of the largest U.S. food companies have cut more than 6.4 trillion calories from their products as part of a fight against obesity, according to a new study.

Jan 09, 2014
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