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FDA Chief: Enforcement of Food Safety too Limited

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Farms like the two involved in a massive recall of more than a half-billion eggs are rarely inspected by the federal government, officials say, as the Food and Drug Administration has traditionally reacted to outbreaks instead of working to prevent them.

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FDA Wants More Authority

Posted: 08/23/2010 - The head of the Food and Drug Administration says her agency is taking the massive egg recall "very, very seriously," but needs more enforcement powers.

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Striking Out Colon Cancer

Updated: 08/23/2010 - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming the lives of 53,000 Americans every year.

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Number of Illnesses Linked to Eggs Will Likely Grow

Updated: 08/20/2010 - More than a half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. The outbreak has already sickened more than 1,000 people and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase.

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Nevada Health Districts See Salmonella Cases Rise

Posted: 08/18/2010 - Nevada health officials said Wednesday they don't know the exact source of an increase in the number people reporting illnesses from a salmonella bacteria commonly associated with eggs and poultry

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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic is Over

Posted: 08/10/2010 - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.

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Kraft to Raise Whole Grains in Crackers

Updated: 07/26/2010 - Kraft Foods Inc. says it will more than double the amount of whole grain in many of its Nabisco crackers. The moves are in response to consumer and health advocates' demands for improved nutrition from packaged foods.

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FDA Issues Hold On Much-Debated Avandia Study

Posted: 07/21/2010 - Federal health officials are barring new patients from enrolling in a safety study of GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia, a week after a panel of experts ruled that the drug increases heart risks.

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Test-Tube Kids and Cancer? Method Unlikely a Cause

Posted: 07/18/2010 - For the first time, a large study suggests a higher rate of childhood cancer among test-tube babies, but researchers say the reason probably has nothing to do with how the infants were conceived.

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NV Health Chief Pressing Hospitals for Injury Data

Updated: 07/18/2010 - Nevada's top health administrator wants hospitals to review medical records from 2009 and see if they failed to report so-called "sentinel events" involving injury or risk of injury to patients.

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FDA Cites Quality Problems at NY Brain-Imaging Lab

Updated: 07/17/2010 - A respected brain-imaging center run by Columbia University has halted some research after federal officials repeately complained about the quality of drugs being used on patients.

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