Health News

Dangerous Desserts
Rolf’s Patisserie recalling all desserts made after November 1. Baked goods and pastries may be repackaged and sold under other labels.
Tobacco Control
The FDA  announced that it issued its first warning letters to retailers for the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors in violation of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act). Using state inspectors who have been commissioned by the agency, the FDA visited 493 different retail establishments in Mississippi over the past three months and issued 25 warnings. Mississippi was the first state to participate in the FDA’s State Enforcement Program, which got underway in the summer of 2010 and is designed to help enforce many provisions of t...
Same Drug, Different Recall
Godi International, Corp., located in South Florida is announcing a recall of Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements because the products contain sibutramine , an undeclared drug ingredient.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.
Safety in Numbers
A review by scientists found that of the near 90 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine administered in 2009-2010 in China, no pattern of serious side effects has emerged.
Power to the Patients
According to new recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, individuals with advanced cancer should be counseled on end-of-life care choices earlier.
Community Ties
Although past research has shown that children who grow up poor have an increased risk of developing health problems as adults, a new study has found that there is a good way to counter this.
Down but Not Out
Breast cancer survivors may be prone to hip fractures once they hit middle age, according to a study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
For-Profits Profit, Non-Profits Pay for It
A new study shows that non-profit hospices care for a higher proportion of expensive patients compared to for-profit hospices.
Give Kids a Smile Day
As part of the American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile program, thousands of dentists and their teams around the United States will provide free oral health services to underserved areas and children frmo low-income families. With all the talk about health insurance reform still in the news, it's surprising that dental insurance has been so rarely mentioned. All over the United States, many more children go without dental insurance than health insurance, which means that a simple procedure to fix a tooth ache is either unattainable or costs parents a substantial amount of t...