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Two Moms and a Dad: The New In Vitro

It is hard to believe that people in the United States are still arguing over whether life begins with a cluster of cells, whether a woman has the right to chose, or whether same sex partners can be parents, while scientific developments to address fertility issues continue to push the boundaries of traditional notions of family and conception. 428 more words


Colorado Doctor Studying Drugs To Help With Symptoms Of Dementia

By Kathy Walsh

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The wife of the late actor Robin Williams blames his suicide on a disease called Lewy body dementia. You may not know about it, but it affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the U.S. 339 more words


Hostess Issues Recall For Twinkies Over Salmonella Concerns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Check your pantry if you still have any Christmas treats leftover from the holidays.

A recall has been issued for Hostess’s Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies over health concerns. 112 more words


Restaurants Sorting Out Weird Calorie Issues Before Menu Rules Go Into Effect

When your salad comes with dressing and croutons, should a menu board calorie count include those toppings? Does a restaurant have to calculate and post the calories in a seasonal item like an eggnog latte? 270 more words

Government Policy

GAO offers advice for growing pains at FDA headquarters

The Food and Drug Administration oversees consumer safety of everything from animal food to Zika vaccines, but when it comes to managing its own facilities and workforce, the agency raises some red flags. 67 more words


Ingredient In Popular Weed Killer Causing Controversy

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s one of the most popular products in the world for killing weeds, but is it also killing people?

Debbie Friedman buys organic for lots of reasons, but she has a new one. 530 more words


POLITICAL: The FDA is obsolete; make it optional


The FDA’s Rigged Drug Committees
A case study in how the agency gets the advice it wants to hear.
Updated Dec. 188 more words