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Philadelphia-Tested Robotic Legs Get FDA Approval For Home Use

The device, “Rewalk,” fits like a suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.

06/27/2014

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More Men Using Cosmetics

The male cosmetic market has increased by over 70 percent globally in the last 6 years, reaching three billion dollars in the US alone.

06/27/2014

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FDA Considering New Weapon In Fight Against Obesity

The FDA has been asked to approve an implantable device to combat obesity.

06/21/2014

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Study: FDA Warnings About Antidepressant Side Effects May Have Caused Spike In Suicide Attempts

Turns out putting warnings about the increased risk of suicide on the labels of antidepressants didn’t do much good. In fact, it may have actually done some harm.

06/19/2014

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Lawyers See Opportunity In Risks Associated With Palcohol

The FDA has been asked by lawmakers to step in to prevent the sale of powdered alcohol.

06/11/2014

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Health: FDA Announces New Warnings Must Be On Tanning Beds

More restrictions for indoor tanning. The Food and Drug Administration today announced new warnings that will have to be on tanning beds.

05/29/2014

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‘Natural’ Food Label May Be Misleading

According the FDA, it is difficult to define a food product that is ‘natural’ because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth.

05/19/2014

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FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

04/24/2014

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Phila. Beermaker Thinks FDA Proposal on Grain Reuse is Misguided

“I think it’s crazy,” says Tim Roberts (in photo), head brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.

04/01/2014

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Health: Changes May Soon Come For Electronic Cigarette Users In Philadelphia

Smoking electronic cigarettes in public places in the city of Philadelphia could soon be restricted. City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to ban them in places like restaurants, bars and public parks, just like the current regular cigarette ban in the city.

03/26/2014

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Testosterone Therapy Not Without Risks

New research has raised concerns about the risk for heart attacks and strokes in some men who take testosterone.

03/14/2014

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FDA Halts Production At Delaware Cheese Plant After Listeria Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company’s cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.

03/12/2014

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Public Safety Officials Warn Rise In Crime Could Follow New Pain Killer

A powerful new prescription painkiller is set to hit pharmacy shelves in the next couple of weeks and that has some law enforcement officials in the Philadelphia region very concerned.

03/07/2014

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Formulating A Treatment Plan For Alzheimer’s

Coming up with the best treatment plan for Alzheimer’s disease can be tricky because there are so many variables among patients including aging and overall health.

02/26/2014

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Caffeine Common In Kids And Young Adults, Mostly From Soda

The analysis is the first to examine recent national trends in caffeine intake among children and young adults and comes amid a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of caffeine-containing foods and drinks, especially for children and teens.

02/10/2014

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