Posted 12:11 PM 5/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.The FDA wants all tanning beds to carry language warning people under the age of 18 about the (More)
Posted 9:28 AM 5/3/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of an ingredient in most anti-bacterial soaps and body washes.
Recent studies of Triclosan suggests it might increase the risk for infertility and early puberty. Triclosan is found in 75% of antibacterial products.
Some experts (More)
Posted 9:29 AM 5/2/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the United States has risen sharply since 1999.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from car crashes. Between 1999 and 2010, annual suicide rates increased nearly 30%. Rates were highest among people in their 50s.
The report suggests the economic downturn and increased availability to prescription drugs may be factors in suicide spikes.
Posted 10:12 AM 5/1/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Nearly 20,000 people went to an emergency room in 2010 after taking a popular sleep drug.
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration studied adverse reactions to Zolpidem. It's the active ingredient in Ambien and other prescription sleep drugs.
Posted 3:41 PM 4/30/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a (More)
Posted 10:32 AM 5/1/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
Have you had to wait an unusual amount of time to get an appointment with your doctor, or have you had trouble finding one at all?There seems to be a reason for that.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there's a critical shortage of primary care physicians on (More)
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