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  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter. Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
  • Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high

    Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high
    For generations, butter got a bad rap. It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine. Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron...
  • FDA: No evidence antibacterial soap more effective than plain soap

    FDA: No evidence antibacterial soap more effective than plain soap
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a new rule that would force companies that make antibacterial soaps to prove that their products are effective and safe. Federal regulators said that the two most common active ingredients in...
  • Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap

    Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap
    The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk
    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps

    Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps
    Viagra may no longer be just for the gentlemen. A new study suggests that those little blue pills may also help women, though not in the way you might think. Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and...
  • FDA approves drug for severe curvature of the penis

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug treatment for Peyronie's disease, a condition that results in severe and sometimes painful curvature of the penis, officials said. The action marks a new use for the drug Xiaflex,...
  • Homeland Security watchdog is transferred

    Homeland Security watchdog is transferred
    WASHINGTON -- The official in charge of exposing wrongdoing inside the troubled Homeland Security Department has been transferred amid allegations that he abused his position, officials said Tuesday. Charles K. Edwards was scheduled to appear before a...
  • 23andMe's genetic tests are more misleading than helpful

    23andMe's genetic tests are more misleading than helpful
    Cutting edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible. That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The...
  • Letters: Antibiotics rules not enough

    Re "Saving antibiotics for people," Editorial, Dec. 12 The Times is too optimistic. The Food and Drug Administration's proposal to curb antibiotic use in livestock addresses only part of the problem and is voluntary, an approach that has proved...
  • The dirty secrets of antibacterial soap

    The dirty secrets of antibacterial soap
    Antibacterial soap is great stuff — if you’re talking about just plain old regular soap. Because all soap combats bacteria. It doesn’t need germ-killing chemicals added to do that. The difference is that regular soap doesn’t act so...