Health

Why are menthol-flavored cigarettes a concern?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed banning menthol flavoring in cigarettes earlier this year, stating the additive makes menthol cigarettes easier to use, particularly among youth and young adults.

Medications

Study finds 1 in 16 women take harmful drugs during pregnancy

In a review of more than 3 million pregnancies, University of Florida researchers found 1 in 16 women were exposed to harmful teratogenic drugs—medications that can cause pregnancy loss, birth defects and other health problems ...

Health

Formaldehyde in hair straighteners prompts FDA warning

You might decide your natural locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products release formaldehyde gas, a human carcinogen.

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