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Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven and possibly dangerous.
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Keeping your hands, utensils, food and work station clean are among the best ways to prevent foodborne illness.
Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity

One way to fight childhood obesity is to pay close attention to food labels when you go to the grocery store, a nutrition expert says.
Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

The grill is a great way to cook healthy foods without heating up the kitchen.
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States.
New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents.
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.
Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

Cerdelga (eliglustat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder caused by the body's insufficient production of a key enzyme.
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.

 

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