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Arsenic Detected In Many Popular Foods, Beverages

Arsenic is a dangerous poison that for decades has frightened people by its name alone, but now the substance is finding its way into popular foods.


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Inventor Of Zicam Gets 3 Years Probation For Unapproved Bird Flu Remedy

The man who invented Zicam was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for illegally marketing an unapproved drug he claimed could prevent and treat bird flu.


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Gerber Voluntarily Recalls Infant Formula Over Foul Odor

Gerber has announced the voluntary recall of some powdered infant formula.


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Synthetic Food Dyes Raising Health Concerns Among Doctors, Parents

When it comes to food, there is more than what meets the eye with synthetic dyes added to everything from cereal to fresh fruit and some believe it could affect our health.


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The Next Big Diet Pill? FDA Reconsiders Approval Of ‘Qnexa’

A Food and Drug Administration panel is reconsidering whether to approve the diet pill Qnexa.

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Irvine-Based Firm Voluntarily Recalls Sexual Enhancement Supplement

A Southern California firm is recalling an herbal female sexual enhancement supplement because it contains a drug not listed on the label.


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USC Announces ‘Huge Advance’ For Treatment Of Heartburn

If you are one of the millions of Americans who experience heartburn, help may be on the way, researchers at the University of Southern California announced.


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FDA To Pull Popular Asthma Inhaler From Store Shelves In 2012

It could get much more difficult to breathe in the new year for millions in the Southland who suffer from asthma.


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California-Based Company Announces Recall Of 2,290 Pounds Of Chorizo

The Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that a California company was recalling approximately 2,300 pounds of chorizo because of mis-branding.


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FDA: Frozen Oyster Recall After Norovirus Cases

Asian food distributor Korean Farm is voluntarily recalling certain Assi brand frozen oysters from Korea after the Food and Drug Administration says they were linked to a norovirus outbreak that sickened three people in Washington state.


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Torrance-Based Company Recalls Yamaya Masago Amid Listeria Concerns

Yamaya USA, Inc. is recalling its Yamaya Masago because it may be contaminated with listeria.


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FDA Cooking Up Helpful New Nutrition Facts Label

The Food and Drug Administration is revising the nutrition facts label — that breakdown of fats, salts, sugars and nutrients on packaging — to give consumers more useful information and help fight the national obesity epidemic.


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FDA Panel Votes Against Avastin For Breast Cancer Treatment

In a decision that could affect millions of women, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel found that the best-selling cancer drug in the world should not be used on breast cancer patients.


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Dr. Stuart Linder Discusses New FDA Guidelines Regarding Breast Implants

Dr. Stuart Linder visited the KCAL 9 studios Thursday to talk about recent FDA recommendations regarding breast implants.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/23/2011

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Diamonds Are Forever But Silicone Breast Implants Need To Be Replaced Every 10 Years

The Food and Drug Administration has declared silicone breast implants are safe…but unlike diamonds, they are not forever.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/22/2011