FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 — Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cigarette packs would have to carry very large warning labels that would feature color photos that graphically illustrate the damage smoking can […]

Continue Reading

Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen’s Impact on Marine Life

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 — Is the sunscreen you slather on your body marketed as safe for coral reefs? New research suggests those claims may not be entirely true. Trace metals and other compounds in many sunscreens have unknown effects on marine ecology, say researchers studying Mediterranean waters. Previous studies have shown that ultraviolet-screening ingredients […]

Continue Reading

FDA Approves Pretomanid for Most Deadly Form of TB

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 — A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved to be used with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults with extensive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) of the lungs. […]

Continue Reading

How to Relieve Dry, Irritated Eyes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 — Do all the ads for dry eye relief have you thinking you could have this condition? If you’ve ever felt like you had a grain of sand in your eye when nowhere close to the beach, you could be experiencing dry eye. Exactly what is dry eye? Simply put, it’s […]

Continue Reading

Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

News Consumer News Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety — Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan. The school encourages parents to: Speak up if park employees are exhibiting unsafe behaviors. Only […]

Continue Reading