July 28, 2014—The marketers of a supposed weight-loss supplement agreed to pay Federal Trade Commission $500,000 to settle charges that they deceived consumers with erroneous claims.
July 25, 2014—Consumers who purchase subsidized health insurance through markets that are run by the federal government likely have no reason to worry about a federal courts clash that challenges the legality of such subsidies, three independent health-insurance experts tell Consumers Digest.
July 24, 2014—Idelalisib, which is marketed as Zydelig by manufacturer Gilead Sciences, can be used in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) to treat patients whose chronic lymphocytic leukemia has returned, or relapsed.
July 22, 2014—Systolic blood pressure was lower by an average of 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) in adults who ate probiotics compared with the adults who didn’t, and diastolic blood pressure was lower by an average of 2.38 mm Hg.
July 18, 2014—A new report suggests that organic fruits and vegetables deliver more nutritional benefits than does nonorganic produce. However, the study was funded in part by a foundation that supports organic farming, so consumers should remain skeptical of the findings.
July 17, 2014—Certain consumers who purchased an abdominal exercise device that was marketed deceptively will receive a partial refund, Federal Trade Commission says.
July 15, 2014—Federal Trade Commission says dietary supplement company TriVita deceived consumers by making unsupported claims that a drink that’s called Nopalea would treat a variety of ailments.
July 15, 2014—Google says the correlation between blood glucose and tear glucose must be explored before the company can determine whether a contact lens could provide a less-invasive alternative to monitor blood sugar.
July 14, 2014—Children who use electronic devices such as notebook computers, smartphones and tablet computers are exposed to the possibility of an allergic reaction such as a rash if such a device contains nickel, according to a report.
July 11, 2014—A medication for breast cancer patients who’ve gone through menopause might also help women who have a particular infertility disorder to have a baby, a new study indicates.
July 10, 2014—British scientists identified a set of 10 proteins in blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease with 87 percent accuracy, which is the latest development in the search for the first blood test that predicts who might be at the highest risk to develop the disease.
July 9, 2014—Researchers in South Africa might have identified a combination therapy to help cigarette smokers to snuff out their habit more effectively.
July 7, 2014—Food and Drug Administration approved an injectable medication to treat patients who have a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that’s called peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).
July 2, 2014—Pelvic exams for women might not be part of the gynecological examination routine moving forward, a new report suggests.
July 2, 2014—The medication, which is called Afrezza Inhalation Powder and is manufactured by MannKind, is a fast-acting insulin that is administered at the beginning of each meal or within 20 minutes of starting a meal.
July 1, 2014—Researchers found no association between the use of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism. Researchers also found no connection between childhood leukemia and several other vaccines.
July 1, 2014—Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA settled charges by Federal Trade Commission that it made false and unsubstantiated claims about the anti-aging benefits of its Lancôme Génifique and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code products.
June 27, 2014—Are you dying to get caught up on your favorite TV show? New research suggests that it’s literally possible.
June 26, 2014—Parents shouldn’t rub medication on a baby’s gums to numb the pain of teething, because doing so can cause serious harm or even death, Food and Drug Administration says.
June 26, 2014—New research by Yale University suggests that people who regularly take low- or regular-dose aspirin might cut the risk of pancreatic cancer in half.