Health News

Andy Capp’s Hot Fries Recalled Due To Undeclared Soy Allergen
Today, ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its Andy Capp’s Hot Fries flavor product that may contain the Andy Capp’s Cheddar Fries flavor, and, therefore, an undeclared allergen—soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.
Stay A While, Or Not
Most people want to be in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible and not have to come back. This also holds true for veterans.
Tax Breaks Don't Boost Organ Donation
Organ transplants can save lives. Sadly, there are not enough organs to match the number of patients who need organs. Some US states have started giving tax breaks to living organ donors.
FDA issues Safety Alert on Intestinomicina
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Intestinomicina, a drug product manufactured in El Salvador and marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections.
SimplyThick Risky for Babies
Warnings about the use of a product called SimplyThick for children have been expanded by the FDA. Parents should talk to a doctor before giving it to infants.
A Mistake You Don't Want to Make
One of the most dangerous medications in your medicine cabinet could be one of the most common. In fact, it may be something you use a couple times a week.
Drug Approved for Gaucher Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Elelyso ( taliglucerase alfa ) for long-term enzyme replacement therapy to treat a form of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.
Germs Living in Your Sandcastles
Going to the beach means digging in the sand, building sandcastles , being buried in sand… But most health departments have no way of determining how "clean" that sand is.
Faster Water Quality Test Coming Soon
Summertime is just around the corner, and dog days at the beach may be part of many families' vacation plans. But parents may be wondering about how clean the water is. Water-testing technology so far has been inadequate in testing for bacteria because it's not accessible enough to check all swimming spots or it can't keep up with quickly changing conditions at some sites. Now a new, faster method for testing may be available from researchers whose paper strip method can detect E. coli in minutes. Check for safe and clear beaches ahead of time. Lead author John Brennan, a ch...
FDA Approves New Drug for Cushing’s Syndrome
Korlym ( mifepristone ) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in adults with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome.