Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products–cartridges (single use) and e-liquids (refillable material)–found that 27% contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent found on Gram-negative bacteria, […]Continue Reading ...
In the meta-analysis, Luoping Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, and her team pursued the question of whether people who used plant protection products containing glyphosate (such as farmers and gardeners) had an increased risk of contracting Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), a form of lymph node cancer. To this end, the scientists evaluated updated data from the […]Continue Reading ...
Although specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) have been allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicines since November 2018, a lack of research into their effects is leaving patients open to buying unlicensed products, sometimes containing over 400 times the legal limit of certain key ingredients. 271 EAK MOTO | Shutterstock Leading scientists and […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement today to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products entering the U.S. through the nation’s International Mail Facilities (IMFs) and Ports of Entry that pose a threat to public health. Through […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strip Products FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 — More than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products have been recalled by Tyson Foods because they may contain pieces of metal. The products were produced on Nov. 30, 2018, and shipped across the United States, the U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Nutra Pharma Corp. for illegally marketing unapproved products labeled as homeopathic with claims about their ability to treat addiction and chronic pain, including pain associated with cancer, diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia and other serious conditions. “One of our most important obligations is to protect […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the latest science to better ensure consumers have access to […]Continue Reading ...
The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses potential health risks to the public. In a new […]Continue Reading ...
“Many of these products are overly abrasive and can take away the outer layer of your tooth called the enamel,” said Aikaterini Papathanasiou. Credit: iStockphoto Charcoal seems to be the latest thing—for cleansing your face and purifying your insides—and even brushing your teeth. But before you start using a charcoal-based toothpaste, it’s best to realize […]Continue Reading ...
A clinical review, published today (Saturday 6 April 2019) for the BMJ, provides new interim advice for doctors and clinicians in prescribing cannabis-based products and cannabinoids to treat certain conditions. Since a policy change in November 2018, specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), have been permitted to prescribe new medicines which derive […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted warning letters to four companies who produce homeopathic drug products for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations, including a letter to King Bio Inc. of Asheville, N.C. The FDA previously warned the public about the agency’s serious concerns with the quality of drug products […]Continue Reading ...
When you flush the toilet, you probably don’t think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in sewage treatment plants, streams, rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. But Rutgers scientists have found that bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Philip Preston, outlining the importance of temperature control in any experiment, and the solutions Polyscience will be presenting at Pittcon 2019, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc. Please outline the importance of temperature control in any experiment. Temperature control is essential to providing reliable results, whether it is in the biotechnology field or […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted 12 warning letters and 5 online advisory letters issued to foreign and domestic companies that are illegally selling more than 58 products, many that are sold as dietary supplements, which are unapproved new drugs and/or misbranded drugs that claim to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s disease and […]Continue Reading ...
Introduction Good hygiene, along with protecting ourselves from sunburn, insect bites, and other harms, is important to our well-being. There are numerous products on the market, in various forms, such as lotions, sprays, and creams, for cosmetic use or personal care. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulates the cosmetics and personal care industry […]Continue Reading ...
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