FDA warns vs 'guyabano juice' with unapproved health claims

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on FDA warns vs 'guyabano juice' with unapproved health claims 

MANILA, June 16 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against the use of a food product labelled as “Guyabano Juice” with unapproved health claims.

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Processed foods weaken immune system, lead to diseases – Researchers

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Processed foods weaken immune system, lead to diseases – Researchers 

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 — A group of German and Israeli scientists have revealed that processed food increases the risk of autoimmune-related diseases, echoing a warning by the World Health Organization that mass-produced foodstuffs can cause cancer if eaten in large quantities.

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US regulator lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on US regulator lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday it has lifted a 30-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, allowing those who haven't had sexual contact with other men in a year to do so.

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U.S. gov't announces criminal charges against dietary supplement firms

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. gov't announces criminal charges against dietary supplement firms 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 — As part of a yearlong nationwide sweep, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it has brought civil and criminal cases against more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements.

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Danish biotech company ups outlook after cancer drug approval by US FDA

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Danish biotech company ups outlook after cancer drug approval by US FDA 

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 18 — The Danish biotech company Genmab on Tuesday raised its financial guidance for the year 2015 after having received approval for its cancer drug Darzalex by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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U.S. launches anti-smoking campaign targeting hip-hop teens

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. launches anti-smoking campaign targeting hip-hop teens 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced the launch of a national anti-smoking campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among "hip-hop" teens who it said are "often hard to reach and frequently exposed to pro-tobacco images and messages."

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EcoWaste pushes tests of E-Cigarettes, other 'Vaping' products for cancer-causing chemicals

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on EcoWaste pushes tests of E-Cigarettes, other 'Vaping' products for cancer-causing chemicals 

Quezon City, Sept. 15 — The EcoWaste Coalition urged health authorities to test e-cigarette products for cancer-causing acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.

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(Feature) DOH to the public: Buy food products only from reputable sources

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DOH to the public: Buy food products only from reputable sources 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) — Amid the reported cases of fake food products and the investigation on alleged durian candy poisoning of close to 2,000 people in the Caraga region in Mindanao, the Department of Health (DOH) has cited ways on how the public can protect themselves from unsafe products.

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Senate agriculture panel to probe fake rice from China

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate agriculture panel to probe fake rice from China 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) – Senator Cynthia Villar on Thursday said her committee on agriculture will investigate the reported proliferation of fake rice from China.

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Skyrocketing drug prices leave sick U.S. patients without medicine

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Skyrocketing drug prices leave sick U.S. patients without medicine 

MOSCOW, June 16 — Astronomical prices on precision medications are leaving treatment out of reach for much of the U.S. population. It is often said that treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses is a pathway to poverty, but it isn’t only the patients who are paying big pharma.

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