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A young man walks up to a convenience store counter and asks for a pack of cigarettes. He throws some money on the counter, but the cashier says, “That’s not enough.”
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to Public Health Newswire about National Public Health Week, current FDA goals and how the U.S. can become the healthiest nation in one generation.
Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to its Nutrition Facts label for the first time since its introduction to U.S. consumers in 1993.
The Food and Drug Administration changed the conversation about national tobacco prevention Tuesday, putting the focus directly on children.
Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.
In April, APHA signed on to a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, citing the fact that young people and members of racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately harmed by the mint flavoring. Today, the FDA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking related...
This year’s flu season began early, has peaked and has begun to decline in most parts of the country, CDC Director Tom Frieden told members of a House committee last week. “But there are still many cases around the country and it’s likely that flu activity will continue for many weeks.”
Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, the Food and Drug Administration Friday proposed rules that will provide greater protections for consumers.
A deadly meningitis outbreak that has claimed 12 lives across 10 states has mobilized federal and local officials and health care providers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a multistate investigation.
Putting fruit juice in chocolate may make for a healthier treat, according to study; FDA selects strains for 2012-2013 flu vaccines with help from CDC and other public health organizations; and two-thirds of people want to know if Alzheimer’s is in their future. Read these and other stories headlining public health news for Wednesday, Aug....