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Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study reveals.
FDA Panel Mulls Worth of Steroid Shots For Back Pain

An expert advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will decide Tuesday whether to recommend that doctors stop giving steroid injections for back pain.
Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report.
Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare.
Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

Eating a serving a day of yogurt may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests.
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths.
Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey

You don't want Thanksgiving guests to become sick from contaminated turkey, so make sure you thaw your holiday bird safely.
'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns.
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin).

 

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