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Federal Register Highlights - 7/2/15

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 2, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the “Champlain Valley of New York” viticultural area in Clinton and Essex Counties, New York. 1,248 more words

Daily Updates

Opinion: Time is the only remedy for a cold

As I write these words, I’m flat on my back nursing a bad cold. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not too bad. After all, I’m pretty sure I’ll live, although the sheer number of crumpled up tissues on the floor next to my bed suggests otherwise. 604 more words

Health And Fitness

FDA Allows Rat Hair And Other Food 'Defects'

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What is the legal definition of a food defect? Nope, it’s grosser than that.

The food brand Crowbar launched its line of health-conscious energy bars in August, which use a great source of healthy protein, according to the company. 176 more words

Heard On

Bob Duff: Howe family won't discuss stem cell treatments after criticism from medical experts

Knowing how beloved their father Gordie is within the hockey community, the Howe family chose to be very open with details of his battles with the symptoms of dementia and the debilitating effects of a stroke, including his experimental stem cell treatments. 653 more words


Editorial: Phase out trans fats, and fast

There is no question that trans fats are bad for us.

Sure, these once-common ingredients — produced when hydrogen gas is added to edible oils — are capable of extending the shelf life of a product, and can make fries crispier, frosting creamier and a whole bunch of other products generally more delicious. 378 more words

Health And Fitness

FDA Launches New REMS Website

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched this week REMS@FDA, a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) database website. The new, user-friendly website contains a table of all currently approved individual and shared REMS, as well as a link to historical REMS. 108 more words


Left in the Brain: The Potentially Toxic Residue from MRI Drugs

Researchers raise alarms about unknown health risks of GE’s Omniscan and Bayer’s Magnevist, drugs injected to get better MRI pictures that contain the heavy metal gadolinium.

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