The current flu season appears to have peaked after getting off to an unusually early and harsh start, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
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The Food and Drug Administration Thursday said it needed more evidence demonstrating the safety of silicone breast implants before it would reverse a 1992 ban on routine sales of the devices.
DNA testing verified "with a high degree of certainty" that the first cow in the United States diagnosed with mad cow disease was imported from Canada, the U.S. Agriculture Department reported Tuesday.
The Department of Agriculture announced new beef regulations including banning meat from cattle that are unable to walk from the human food supply - a rule that would have prevented the slaughter of the U.S. cow later diagnosed with mad…
The first U.S. cow infected with mad cow disease was born before the United States and Canada instituted restrictions on cattle feed aimed at protecting cattle from the disease, Agriculture Department officials said Monday.
Even as countries moved to ban U.S. beef and a Washington state meat processor recalled 10,000 pounds of beef following the announcement of a suspected case of mad cow disease, federal officials maintained that the U.S. food supply remains safe.
A suspected case of mad cow disease is being investigated in Washington state, but the U.S. food supply remains safe, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday he would ask the federal government for a waiver granting his state permission to purchase prescription drugs from Canada.
The emergency contraception commonly referred to as the morning-after pill should be available on drug store shelves without the prescription that women currently need, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Tuesday.
Federal officials Thursday reported widespread flu activity in 24 states and announced that 100,000 additional doses of the flu vaccine will be shipped across the country to help ease shortages.
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