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Fungal Meningitis Investigation Widens In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania authorities say the probe now includes more than 150 clinics and hospitals in the state, which are working to notify patients under the watchful eye of health officials.


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Regulating Face Paint

Before painting your face, or your child’s face, make sure to use paint designed to be worn on the skin which contains color additives that by law have to be approved by the FDA.


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Health: Potential Health Risk With New Light Bulbs

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl reveals the light bulb’s potential dark side.


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Trader Joe’s Issues Peanut Butter Recall

Trader Joe’s has issued a salmonella warning and voluntary recall on its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.


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AvoDerm Dog Food Recall

There has been yet another recall this year for dog food due to possible contamination of salmonella.



Health: Artificial Sweeteners Can Help People Lose Weight

Millions of Americans use artificial sweeteners to lose weight. But do they work? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the newest findings on that.


Packaged Ice Regulations

Of all your worries at your backyard barbeque, I’ll bet keeping the ice from being contaminated doesn’t even make your list. Providing tongs for your guests may be a simple solution.


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Tattoo Laws

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, 45 million Americans sport tattoos. What are the federal regulations governing tattoos and tattoo parlors?


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Pet Nutritionist Advises Against Giving Your Dog Chicken Jerky Snacks

Chicken jerky dog treats sourced from China have federal health officials urging caution as a link between the products and illness is being looked into. A local pet nutritionalist advises against giving your pet the dehydrated chicken product.


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Pennsylvania Health Officials Say Don’t Eat Shellfish From Korea

The FDA has not issued an official recall, but state Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Samantha Krepps advises Pennsylvanians to discard or return fresh or frozen shellfish products from Korea.


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FDA Warns Women About Using Osteoporosis Drugs

Medicines like Boniva and Fosamax are prescribed to help build bone strength and prevent fracture. But the FDA review, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that after three to five years of use, the risks may outweigh the benefits of this class of drugs called bisphosphonates.



Health: FDA Is Not Banning BPA

The Food and Drug Administration has decided not to ban BPA in food packaging, despite mounting pressure and a pile of research pointing to possible health risks.


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Health Watch: New Ruling On Pink Slime in School Cafeterias

It’s estimated that 50 to 70 percent of ground beef contains what’s become known as pink slime, ammonia used to kill bacteria. It’s been on the market for years.


Food Dye

Health: Food Dyes & Your Health

Americans are consuming more food dye than ever. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the lowdown on dye.


Anti Obesity Drug

FDA Panel Overwhelmingly Backs Approval Of Anti-Obesity Pill

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.