FDA Head: Agency May Cut Kids’ Vaccine Exemptions

The federal government could "mandate certain rules about what is and isn't permissible when it comes to allowing people to have exemptions," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNN.

Cancer and Sugar: Is There a Link?

Does sugar cause cancer or make it grow faster? Some experts believe so, while others believe the real culprit is something that can happen if you have too much sugar.

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

The study showed that a high-fat diet is linked to unfavorable changes in the type and numbers of gut bacteria, known as the microbiome, as well increasing inflammatory triggers in the body.

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Compared with women who didn't get acupuncture, those who did had significant reductions in hot flashes, a recent study found.

‘Young Blood’ Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action

While the FDA did not name Ambrosia its release, it cautioned consumers that there is “no proven clinical benefit” to the transfusions. Although

Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

Comparing gut bacteria from lupus patients with bacteria from their healthy peers, scientists learned those with lupus had about five times more of the bacteria known as Ruminococcus gnavus.

Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Eating five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2 diabetes.

Study: FDA Fell Short on Tracking Fentanyl Use

Despite what should have been a very restrictive distribution system, as many as half of the patients receiving a specific form of fentanyl did not meet the requirements to get it, researchers said

Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

By 2014, women younger than 55 accounted for 31 percent of hospitalizations for heart attack -- up from 21 percent in the late 1990s.

CDC: Turkey-Linked Salmonella Cases Now at 279

Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have been hospitalized. One death was previously reported in California.
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