There isn’t much Congress agrees on these days, but one area that has enjoyed uncommon bipartisan support is food safety. On Tuesday, the Senate passed new legislation by a vote of 73 to 25 that would greatly increase the Food …
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Radiation, invasion of privacy, skepticism over utility, plain old unfairness — informed by complacency about the risk of terrorism, the reasons for the public’s outcry against the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) …
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically allows anyone over the age of 17 to purchase emergency contraception regardless of gender, but Walgreens stores in Texas and Mississippi seem to be having trouble enacting that policy.
I haven’t actually been to an airport since the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening policies were rolled out. But it still seems pretty clear to me that the public’s fear and outrage over airport …
In a victory for patients and their loved ones, a new federal regulation was announced Wednesday that dramatically loosens the rules on hospital visitors.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to four beverage companies Wednesday, which manufacture popular alcoholic energy drinks, finding that the products combining alcohol and caffeine were not safe.
The new “strip search” scanning machines at airport security checkpoints are increasingly causing furor over issues of privacy, decency and health.
On the heels of several statewide bans on alcoholic energy drinks like Four Loko and Joose, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to weigh in this week on the safety of drinks that mix caffeine and alcohol.
A shocking and important investigation by the nonprofit journalism group ProPublica has found that kidney dialysis patients are more likely to die in the U.S. than in almost any other industrialized nation,
In a small experiment involving 11 patients, researchers in Germany were able to restore visual ability in three blind patients by implanting a battery-powered chip behind the retina.
A new study of stroke sufferers in Canada found that those who were rushed to the emergency room on a weekend were 12% more likely to die than those who were admitted during the week.
As of Nov. 1, 96% of relevant Gulf of Mexico waters became available for commercial and recreational fishing — up from 63% during the worst of the Gulf oil spill — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …
For most people, touch-screen check-in kiosks at airports have transformed air travel for the better.