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Untreated water tied to salmonella outbreak in cucumbers that sickened 450 people in US

Jul. 02, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

Untreated water used by a Florida cucumber grower is one likely source of salmonella food poisoning that sickened nearly 450 people across the U.S. this spring, federal health officials said Tuesday. But that grower doesn't account for all of the cucumber-related illnesses and 125...

FDA approves a second Alzheimer's drug that can modestly slow disease

Jul. 02, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have approved another Alzheimer’s drug that can modestly slow the disease, providing a new option for patients in the early stages of the incurable, memory-destroying ailment. The Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s Kisunla on...

Diamond Shruumz microdosing candies may be linked to a death and nearly 50 illnesses, FDA says

Jul. 02, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

Federal health officials are investigating a possible death and dozens of illnesses tied to recalled “microdosing” candies laced with a chemical found in mushrooms and sold online and in vape shops nationwide. At least 48 people in 24 states said they got sick after eating...

FDA approves a second Alzheimer’s drug that can slow the disease by several months

Jul. 02, 2024 14:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA approves a second Alzheimer’s drug that can slow the disease by several months.

Supreme Court to weigh whether regulators were heavy handed with flavored e-cigarette products

Jul. 02, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court took up an e-cigarette case Tuesday, weighing Food and Drug Administration decisions blocking the marketing of sweet flavored products amid a surge in vaping by young people. The FDA is appealing a lower court ruling siding with vape companies...

Research gives more reassurance that milk pasteurization kills bird flu, officials say

Jun. 28, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that recreated commercial pasteurization in a government lab provides reassurance that heat treatment kills bird flu virus in cow’s milk, U.S. officials said Friday. When the bird flu known as H5N1 was first detected in U.S. dairy cows earlier this...

As COVID-19 ticks up in some places, US health officials recommend a fall vaccination campaign

Jun. 27, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With fresh COVID-19 cases bubbling up in some parts of the country, health officials are setting course for a fall vaccination campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended new shots for all Americans this fall. ...

US health officials strengthen endorsement of RSV shots for oldest Americans

Jun. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday made a stronger endorsement for RSV vaccinations for people 75 and older, but offered a narrower recommendation for people 60 to 74. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepted the recommendations from a...

FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Jun. 25, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they have warned a top U.S. bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found that Bimbo Bakeries USA — which includes...

Obesity drug used in Mounjaro and Zepbound may help treat dangerous sleep apnea

Jun. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

A popular obesity drug may help treat a dangerous disorder in which people struggle to breathe while they sleep, a new study finds. Tirzepatide, the medication in the weight-loss drug Zepbound and also the diabetes treatment Mounjaro, appeared to reduce the severity of sleep apnea...