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FDA Will Investigate Added Caffeine in Foods

Posted: 04/30/2013 - With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.

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New Sunscreen Labels

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Before you head out the park, or anywhere else this spring and summer, you'll want to protect yourself and your little ones from the damaging rays of the sun. The choices just got a little easier with new sunscreen labels mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA Rejects 2 HIV Drugs from Gilead Sciences

Posted: 04/29/2013 - Gilead Sciences Inc. says that the Food and Drug Administration rejected two marketing applications for HIV treatments, citing quality control problems at the company's manufacturing facilities.

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Valley Fever Spurs Call to Close 2 Prisons

Updated: 04/30/2013 - Valley fever is spreading so quickly through two Central California prisons that a medical expert is recommending the state act quickly to stem the outbreak or shut the institutions down.

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Heart Screening for Newborns Saves Lives

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Even if a newborn looks healthy, some medical conditions can't be seen by the naked eye. They're screened for all kinds of things like blood and hearing tests, but you may be surprised that it's not required by law to give them a certain heart screening.

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Health Care Scams

Updated: 04/22/2013 - This year all states, including Nevada, have been busy setting up health insurance exchanges so residents or small businesses can buy affordable health insurance. It may be confusing, and that's just what scammers are hoping for. Residents may think phone calls asking for Social Security or bank transfer numbers are part of the new program. They are not.

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Florida Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Prescription Drugs

Updated: 04/21/2013 - A Florida-based compounding pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of its sterile non-expired drug products sold nationwide over concerns the products are not sterile and may contain bacteria.

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Some Lawmakers Push for Basic Health Care Plan

Posted: 04/20/2013 - A plan being pushed by California lawmakers would give immigrants living in the country illegally - and legal residents who can't afford health insurance but don't qualify for Medi-Cal - basic low-cost health care.

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ABC's Robin Roberts Hospitalized Again

Posted: 04/18/2013 - The ABC News morning show host said she felt ill last week while on vacation and was told to return to New York and go to the hospital to fight off an infection.

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Lawsuit Over LA Lap-Band Ads Settled

Posted: 04/18/2013 - A company that promotes Lap-Band weight-loss surgery has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a false-advertising lawsuit, with some of the money going to billboards warning the public about the risks of weight-loss surgery.

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Rabid Bat Found At Redlands Park

Updated: 04/18/2013 - Authorities in San Bernardino County say a bat found at a Redlands park has tested positive for rabies.

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Experts Unclear How China Bird Flu Infects Humans

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected because many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl.

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More Oversight For Compounding Pharmacies

Updated: 04/17/2013 - Most of us have had experience with a pharmacy at one time or another. The industry is gong back to its roots with some pharmacies compounding customized medications based on a doctor's prescriptions. Called compounding pharmacies, they are coming under scrutiny of Congress. State Pharmacy Boards are being asked to step up to the plate—Nevada is ahead of the game.

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Utah Researchers Studying Benefits of Fasting

Updated: 04/14/2013 - Utah medical researchers are studying whether the kind of periodic fasting encouraged by the Mormon church can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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