June 10, 2013—Movie star Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a pre-emptive double mastectomy in an effort to reduce her exposure to breast cancer has made waves in both Hollywood and health-care circles. However, Jolie’s radical approach is one that very few women should follow.
June 4, 2013—Food and Drug Administration revised the form that consumers use to report adverse side effects or interactions from prescription medications.
May 29, 2013—If you use a Combivent Inhalation Aerosol inhaler to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, you’ll have to switch to a chlorofluorocarbon-free inhaler by August 2013.
May 10, 2013—Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to consume Juices Inc. juice products or other beverages.
May 10, 2013—Three members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee are looking into the safety of an ingredient that’s used in muscle-building supplements.
May 8, 2013—The cost for a medical procedure can vary dramatically among hospitals that are in the same geographic area, according to a federal report that was released today.
May 7, 2013—A lawsuit that San Francisco filed against Monster Beverage is the latest attempt to prevent the company from marketing its caffeine-laden energy drinks to children.
April, 12, 2013—What are the germiest kitchen products? You might be surprised by the answer.
March 25, 2013—American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned that some infants are being fed solid foods too soon.
March 22, 2013—Baby food and other packaged food that’s made for infants and toddlers have too much sodium, according to an American Heart Association study.
March 20, 2013––Federal Trade Commission will mail a total of $1.1 million in refund checks to 50,395 consumers who allegedly were tricked into buying bogus health-insurance plans from telemarketers.
March 13, 2013—A commonly used antibiotic can change the heart’s electrical activity and lead to fatal irregularity in heart rhythm in certain patients, Food and Drug Administration says.
March 12, 2013—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to appeal a judge’s decision to block the city’s ban of large sodas and other sugary beverages.
March 7, 2013—State opposition to the use of federal funds for Medicaid expansion as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is starting to crumble, experts tell Consumers Digest.
March 6, 2013—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a strain of potentially deadly bacteria has become resistant to antibiotics.
Feb. 26, 2013—Women who are age 65 and older who are healthy don’t have to take calcium and vitamin D supplements, because the products don’t necessarily help to prevent fractures, a government health panel says.
Feb. 21, 2013—Food and Drug Administration ruled that a warning label will be added to codeine-based products that are prescribed to children as a post-surgery painkillers.
Feb. 13, 2013—High-risk prostate-cancer patients who shorten the span of hormone therapy can live just as long as patients who receive the full duration of treatment, according to a new study.
Feb. 12, 2013—Federal Trade Commission today said the maker of malt liquor Four Loko misleads consumers about how much alcohol the beverage contains.
Feb. 11, 2013—The maker of Mountain Dew soft drinks introduced an energy drink for breakfast.