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FDA Weighs New Dose Info For Kids' Pain Relievers

The Food and Drug Administration meets next week to consider changes to children's over-the-counter formulas containing acetaminophen. Credit: Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are considering adding dosing instru...The Food and Drug Administration meets next week to consider changes to children's over-the-counter formulas containing acetaminophen, the most common pain reliever and fever-reducing ingredient.

Artificial Food Colorings Come Under Scrutiny by Federal Government

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If your kids seem to bounce off the walls after their morning bowl of cereal, you may want to take a look at the side of the box and see if artificial food colorings are listed in the ingredients.
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Some parents say food dyes cause hyperactivity in their kids.

Do the New Cigarette Warning Labels Go Too Far?

One of 36 new proposed FDA cigarette warning labels is pictured. The FDA will pick nine images to accompany warning statements, which will be mandatory on all cigarettes beginning in October 2012. Illustration by FDA Via Getty Images T...

Warning: Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners Immediately or Risk Suffocation Deaths

Parents are warned to stop using infant sleep positioners immediately. Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer alert today to war...
Two federal safety organizations issued a consumer alert today to warn parents to stop using infant sleep positioners, citing reports of 12 infants -- ages 1 month to 4 months -- who suffocated to death after being placed in the devices.

A New Reason to Tread Lightly Around Menopausal Women

This just in: Menopausal women are dangerous. You probably already knew this, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported last week that they may be more dangerous than you think. And this time, you can't hide under a table. Many menop...

FDA Found Bacteria in Recalled Tylenol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration. Agency officials ...

FDA Rule Aims to Stub Out Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Marketing to Kids

The FDA wants to make it harder for kids to get their hands on cigarettes. Credit: Matt Cardy, Getty Images
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued a final rule intended to curb smoking and smokeless tobacco use among minors by restrict...

FDA Fears Kids Will Like Dissolvable Tobacco

Lawrence Deyton, head of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products,says he's concerned about dissolvable tobacco products. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin, AP
Remember candy cigarettes? You can still buy them, and odds are some kids still enjoy them, but th...

FDA Cautions Use of Children's Products Containing BPA

Parents may want to take a closer look at the sippy cups and baby bottles they have in the house following a statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressing concern over the effects of the chemical BPA when it comes to children. Bi...

Plum Organics Baby Food Recall

A voluntary Plum Organics Baby Food recall has been announced by Plum Organics in cooperation with U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Some batches of its Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a ...

Children's Face Paint Recalled Due to Contamination

Contaminated face paints are recalled by FDA. Image: sxc.hu
Memorial Day is a solemn holiday to be sure. The last Monday in May is a time to remember the men and women who have died while in military service. But in true American style, we will c...

Study Finds Children Overmedicated on Purpose

It sounds like an episode from CSI. In fact, if I recall correctly, it was an episode of CSI. A child meets an untimely end due to being overmedicated with cough syrup. Why? The parents wanted her to calm down or be quiet or some such thing. It sou...

Nestle Nesquik strawberry milk powder - Product Recall

Today's scary recall is brought to you by Nestlé. They have announced the recall of 28.1 ounce containers of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder because they may contain aluminum fragments. The recall applies only to plastic containers wit...

Physicians group wants FDA to ban children's cold medicines

Last winter, the FDA put out an advisory warning parents and caretakers that children under the age of two shouldn't be given over-the-counter cough and cold medications. A leading physicians group, Public Citizen's Health Research Group, thinks that...

Melamine found in infant formula prompts recall in China

China has recalled more than 700 tons of infant formula after it was found to be contaminated with melamine. The formula has been attributed to at least one child's death and kidney problems in 50 others. Babies who've consumed the tainted formula ha...

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