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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.

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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.

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FDA Concludes Silicone Breast Implants Are Mostly Safe

Federal health officials say the latest data on silicone breast implants show they are relatively safe, despite frequent complications that lead about one in five women to have the implants removed within ten years.


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FDA Introduces New Sunscreen Guidelines To Clear Up Label Confusion

The Food and Drug Administration is introducing new sunscreen guidelines in an effort to clear up confusion on labels.

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HCG Diet Craze Raises Controversy

The latest diet craze has many women and men injecting themselves with a substance that suppresses the appetite. But not everyone believes it’s safe.



Low Radiation Doses Found In West Coast Milk

The California Department of Public Health said on its website that traces of radioactive Iodine-131 was found March 28 in San Luis Obispo County.


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FDA OKs Stomach-Shrinking Lap Band For Non-Obese Users

The FDA says those with a body mass index between 30 and 40, and at least one weight-related medical condition, like diabetes, can now qualify for the surgery.

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Guidant Contak Renewal 3 defibrillators were subject to a safety advisory after it was found the implantable defibrillators might actually increase risk to patients. (credit: Michael Conroy/AP)

Study: Harmful Medical Devices Get OK Too Easily

Most medical devices recalled in recent years because of deaths or life-threatening problems were cleared for approval under less stringent regulations that don’t require human testing, an analysis found.





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