January 17, 2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges,
They may look and smell a
lot like candy, but dissolvable, smokeless tobacco products aren't
for kids. The safety and risks of "dissolvables" are the subject of
a three-day U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting this
Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most
It's known that drinking
during pregnancy leaves babies vulnerable to a spectrum of
abnormalities called fetal alcohol syndrome. Now, a new study
pinpoints the latter half of the first trimester as a critical time
in the development of some of the syndrome's most telling physical
Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in
One of every 100 people
undergoing knee replacement surgery and 1 of 200 people having hip
replacement surgery will develop a blood clot before they leave the
hospital, even if they take steps to prevent the development of
these blood clots, a new evidence review suggests.
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by
With the Alzheimer's
epidemic predicted to reach crisis proportions as the U.S.
population ages, a panel of experts is meeting for two days to
draft a plan to combat a disease that is fast emerging as one of
the nation's biggest -- and costliest -- health threats.