Quaker Oats is being sued over the big “100% Natural” label on the front of its box. What else is in that big bucket o’ oats that makes the label a lie? Nothing, say the plantiffs—it is, indeed, just oats. Their complaint is that the oats were grown using pesticides. That, they claim, should be sufficient to keep the…
The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat behavioral problems, saying they pose an “unreasonable and substantial” risk to public health. Uh, you think?
Here’s the thing about tanning beds: just like the sunlight they imitate, they can increase the risk of skin cancer. Which is why anyone who bought one from Mercola is going to be getting a refund.
Tracking food poisoning cases is laborious detective work, and sometimes the culprit is never revealed. Now the task of identifying sources of contamination could be even harder—and, paradoxically, it’s because of a test designed to diagnosis food poisoning faster and easier than ever before.
What’s in your spice cabinet right now? Some paprika, turmeric, and a little bit of cardamom, perhaps? How about salmonella?
A box of powder-cheesed macaroni? Natural! A candy bar? Sure, why not: natural! A can of 7-Up? All natural! A bag of fruit snacks? Just chock full of natural flavor, friend.
The US Food and Drug Administration has finally lifted its ban on gay men donating blood—but a lot of gay men will still be unable to donate. Under the new rules, men can only be cleared to give blood if it’s been a year or more since the last time they had sex with another man.
Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall of their Triple Ginger Brew this week due to an unlikely reason: Bottles were literally bursting open by themselves. But why was it happening? We think we know the reason.
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing that minors be restricted from using tanning beds, and that adults sign a waiver acknowledging the risks. Given similar guidelines elsewhere in the world, and in consideration of the many health risks involved, these measures are long overdue.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of the XSTAT 30—an innovative sponge-filled gunshot wound dressing device—for use in the general population. Approved last year for battlefield use, the device can plug a gunshot wound in just 15 seconds.
In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That’s right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses.
After decades of indecision, the Food and Drug Administration has finally approved its first genetically modified animal as safe to eat. Welcome a fast-growing GM Atlantic Salmon to your plate.
Apple may make a medically approved device, but it won’t be the Apple Watch. At least that’s a according to Tim Cook in an interview with The Telegraph.
Earlier this month, an ad for the morning sickness pill Diclegis came under fire from the FDA. Which wasn’t so unusual; the FDA goes after deceptive advertising all the time. The unusual part was the platform: It was an Instagram ad by Kim Kardashian. And now Kardashian has been forced to post a “corrective ad” about…
Yesterday the FDA approved flibanserin, a treatment for premenopausal women who have lost their desire for sex.
Do you keep your butter in the refrigerator? You do? Stop it. Stop it right this second. You’re ruining your butter experience and making your toast taste like failure. Let me tell you why.
Kim Kardashian has shilled for a wide variety of different products, including diet pills and Silly Bandz. But her recent promotion of a morning sickness drug on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook has gotten her into some hot water with the FDA.
Last month, we received the cool and totally non-alarming news that drug infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira could be easily hacked over a network. The company has stopped making the pumps, and now the FDA has concluded that yes, hospitals should probably stop using them too.
Earlier this month, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend the approval of flibanserin, Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug for women with persistently low sexual desire. The drug has a number of vocal critics, who believe that its side effects, relative to its modest effect, could be harmful for women.