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  • Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

    Posted: 07/23/2016

    Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials are investigating what could be the first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the continental United States. Infection with the Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which leads to babies born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. In a statement released Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health said it was investi...

  • Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

    Posted: 07/23/2016

    Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials say they're investigating a second possible case of locally transmitted Zika infection. On Tuesday, the first possible case of local infection in the continental United States was reported by the state's health department. The first case involves a woman in Miami-Dade County, while the second involves a resident of Broward County, north of Miami. Infection with the Zika v...

  • Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags

    Posted: 07/23/2016

    Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seat belts and air bags significantly reduce the risk of facial fractures in car crashes, a new study finds. "Based on our analysis, we found that use of an air bag alone reduced the likelihood of a facial fracture by 18 percent while use of a seat belt alone decreased likelihood by 43 percent," said study co-leader Dr. Scott Chaiet, a head and neck surgeon at the University of Wisconsin when the study was conducted. ...

  • FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

    Posted: 07/23/2016

    FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But proposed new guidelines for food manufacturers and restaurants -- first announced early in June -- may change that. The FDA is asking food makers and eating establishments to voluntarily reduce salt levels in their products to help reduce Americans' hi...

  • FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

    Posted: 07/18/2016

    FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for acne sufferers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter retinoid drug for acne -- the first new active ingredient available without a prescription since the 1980s. The drug -- Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) -- has been in use in a stronger form as a prescription acne treatment since 1996, the FDA said Friday. It is applied to the skin once a day and approved for people 12 and ol...

  • FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent

    Posted: 07/13/2016

    FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first coronary stent to be gradually absorbed by the body has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS) is absorbed within about three years, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. The stent, a hollow mesh tube designed to prop open a formerly clogged artery, also releases the drug everolimus to limit the growth of scar tissue. Coronary ar...

  • Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th

    Posted: 07/12/2016

    Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th MONDAY, July 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While having fun this Fourth of July, don't forget about food safety. "Because foodborne bacteria thrive and multiply more quickly in warmer temperatures, foodborne illness can spike during summer," said Al Almanza, deputy undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "This is likely because people are spending more time outside -- away from the sink and equipment in the kitchen that help consu...

  • FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

    Posted: 07/11/2016

    FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Before you lick that raw cookie dough off your spoon, know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against it. It's not just the raw eggs that carry food poisoning dangers. Any type of raw dough or batter that contains flour is not safe to eat, including pizza, bread and tortilla dough, cautioned Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. It's also no...

  • Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

    Posted: 07/11/2016

    Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that fathers are especially important for helping their sons to develop behaviors that will allow them to maintain a healthy weight. "A high level of family dysfunction may interfere with the development of healthful...

  • FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

    Posted: 07/11/2016

    FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant is placed in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye in people with presbyopia, an age-related loss of the ability to change the focusing power of the eye. "Given the prevalence of presbyopia and the aging of the baby boomer population, the need for near vision co...