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DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: FDA To Propose E-Cigarette Regulations

For the first time, the federal government will regulate the booming electronic cigarette industry, under a proposal being released Thursday.

The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors, require approval for new products, and require health warning labels. Companies would also be banned from making health-related claims without scientific evidence.

04/24/2014

One of the several brands listed in the recall. (USDA Photo)

FDA Expands Recall Of Boston-Based Company’s Salad Products

The recall of a Boston-based company’s prepared deli salads due to possible listeria contamination has been expanded to include additional products, the N.H. Department of Health and Human services reported.

10/26/2013

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A More “Consumer Friendly” Approach to Food Labels

Consumers will better understand food labels if FDA presents them in teaspoons versus metric system measurements.

05/22/2012

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Cyberknife: Surgery Without Cutting For Hard-To-Reach Tumors

More than 50,000 people have turned to it to treat hard to reach cancers: Cyberknife RadioSurgery uses real-time, image-guided robotics to accurately target tumors and lesions that may otherwise be untreatable.

07/14/2011

Lipitor

Medical Minute: All About Statin Medications

WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks a bit about statins and their current usage.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/11/2011

An airport backscatter body scanner is demonstrated (credit: AP)

Pilots Group Opposes Body Scanners

The U.S. Airline Pilots Association is taking aim at the advanced body-imaging technology, saying their pilots go through the scanners so frequently it might be a health issue.

11/11/2010

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New Front In The War On Tobacco

A new tactic in the war on tobacco.

11/10/2010

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Supplement TA65 A Fountain Of Youth?

Could the fountain of youth be found in a simple supplement? That certainly sounds too good to be true, but some traditional doctors are impressed with the results from TA65.

11/05/2010

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Curious About Bisphenol A In Water Coolers

The chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been in the news a lot lately. It’s used, among other things, in hard plastic bottles and the lining of aluminum…

10/01/2010