- Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do? Updated: Jul-01-16 3:02 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.
- FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears Updated: Jun-30-16 11:17 am
WASHINGTON - In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.
- FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer Updated: Jun-29-16 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim - and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.
- Orlando Democrat: FDA should end ban on gay men giving blood Updated: Jun-28-16 1:11 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The Democrat representing Orlando in the U.S. House says the Pulse shooting illustrates the importance of ending federal restrictions for gay and bisexual men wanting to give blood.
- Arsenic found in apple juice from Yakima Valley processor Updated: Jun-25-16 11:58 am
SUNNYSIDE, Washington - The federal Food and Drug Administration says arsenic has been found at nearly nine times the allowed limit in samples of apple juice from a Yakima Valley processor.
- Illinois to get $17 million for HIV assistance programs Updated: Jun-24-16 6:18 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending more than $17 million to Illinois for HIV assistance programs.
- UofL project to improve father relationships receives $4.9M Updated: Jun-23-16 12:14 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - An associate professor at the University of Louisville is leading a project to help noncustodial fathers develop meaningful family relationships and become more engaged parents.
- Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids Updated: Jun-22-16 12:09 pm
CHICAGO - Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets.
- Federal agency upholds California abortion coverage mandate Updated: Jun-22-16 2:45 am
SACRAMENTO, California - President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday that California did not violate a religious freedom law when it ordered health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions.
- Maine health centers to get more than $1.5M for oral health Updated: Jun-18-16 10:59 am
CARIBOU, Maine - Four health centers in Maine will get more than $1.5 million from the federal government to expand oral health services around the state.
- North Dakota getting nearly $1.7 million in federal grants Updated: Jun-17-16 7:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants in the state.
- Shares of Whole Foods weighed down by FDA warning Updated: Jun-16-16 9:05 am
NEW YORK - Whole Foods is under heavy selling pressure this week after receiving a letter from the Food and Drug Administration about unsanitary conditions at a Massachusetts plant.
- Reverse feeding tube approved by federal agency Updated: Jun-15-16 5:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - A reverse feeding tube developed in St. Louis to aid in weight loss by removing calories before they are digested has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- FDA warns Whole Foods over unsanitary conditions in kitchen Updated: Jun-14-16 8:56 pm
The Food and Drug Administration has sent Whole Foods Market a letter over "serious violations" at a Massachusetts kitchen, warning the grocer that food prepared there "may have been contaminated with filth."
- University of Mary gets federal grant for nursing education Updated: Jun-14-16 8:09 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says a Bismarck-based Roman Catholic university is getting a federal grant to support advanced nursing education.
- Mississippi catfish farmers fight for stricter safety laws Updated: Jun-14-16 6:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - In an industry that's lost over half of its jobs in the past decade, Mississippi's catfish farmers have by no means given up to heated competition from abroad.
- Teva stops selling migraine patch after reports of burns Updated: Jun-13-16 12:25 pm
NEW YORK - Teva Pharmaceutical said Monday that it will stop selling its migraine patch treatment Zecuity after users reported burns and scars where it was applied. The company advised that anyone who has its patch should not use it.
- Ohio county seeks federal help to expand drug abuse battle Updated: Jun-12-16 1:52 pm
CLEVELAND - Ohio's largest county is asking the federal government to waive rules that would make more publicly funded beds available for long-term drug treatment as it battles a growing epidemic of heroin and fentanyl abuse that has killed 200 people so far this year.
- Investigator: FDA still taking months to recall tainted food Updated: Jun-09-16 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.
- FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs Updated: Jun-07-16 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem.
- 5 Maine groups to receive nearly $13M for Head Start Updated: Jun-05-16 9:30 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Five Maine groups will receive nearly $13 million from the federal government to support early childhood education in the state.
- Halted in bird flu outbreak, federal egg inspections resume Updated: Jun-02-16 1:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation's worst bird flu outbreak.
- Things to Know: The Obama administration's sodium guidelines Updated: Jun-02-16 1:42 am
WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell.
- FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry Updated: Jun-01-16 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.