Health Highlights: March 18, 201403/18/14
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Way Cleared for Study on Medical Marijuana for Veterans with
A long-delayed study to examine the use of marijuana in treating
U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder will finally
begin after the federal government removed a major roadblock.
The University of Arizona study was approved by the Food and
Drug Administration but the researchers could not get permission to
buy marijuana from a National Institute on Drug Abuse research farm
that is the only federally-sanctioned source of the drug, the
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services said
marijuana from the research farm could be purchased for the
The decision was welcomed as a signficiant step forward by
researchers who have long tried to get approval to investigate
medical uses for marijuana, the
Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars Recalled
Two batches of Simply Lite dark chocolate bars are being
recalled because they contain large amounts of milk proteins, which
can cause a serious and potentially deadly reaction in people with
milk allergy or a severe sensitivity to milk, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration says.
The recall is for 3-ounce bars of Simply Lite 50 percent Cacao
Low Carb Sugar Free Dark Chocolate bars with the lot codes "Best
By: 01 18 2015A" or "Best By: 01 19 2015A."
FDA tests revealed that bars from these lots contained more than
3,500 parts per million of milk protein, which is equivalent to the
amount found in about four teaspoons of whole milk.
The label on the recalled bars says they "may contain traces of
milk," but the amount of milk protein in them is much more than
what is considered trace amounts, the FDA said.
The chocolate bars were made by Simply Natural Foods of Commack,
N.Y. and distributed to retail stores and markets in California,
Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and
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