FTC warns food industry trade groups and influencers about disclosures on paid social media posts
The Federal Trade Commission says it issued warnings to two food and beverage industry groups, as well as to a dozen online influencers and dieticians for failing to adequately disclose paid social media posts that promoted a sweetener and sugary products.
Helping hearts: Program tracks heart disease in great apes
Heart disease is a leading killer of humans, so it should not be that big a surprise that it is also the leading killer of great apes. Just as we have worked to improve human heart health, the Great Ape Heart Project is making similar strides among great apes.
FDA recalls freeze-dried blueberries due to potential high levels of lead
BrandStorm Inc., the owner of Natierra, announced it voluntarily recalled two lots (lot # 2021363-1 & 2022026-1) of their organic freeze-dried blueberry pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits.
Mother files lawsuit against Abbott claiming contaminated infant formula led to daughter’s hospitalization
A mother in Florida has filed a lawsuit against formula maker Abbott Laboratories, alleging its contaminated infant formula caused her newborn daughter to contract Salmonella and ultimately be hospitalized.
Here’s how morning-after pills like Plan B differ from abortion pills
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision and growing concern over a woman’s reproductive rights, there is now an increased demand for morning-after pills. The morning-after pill, whose most well-known trade name is “Plan B,” does not cause an abortion. It is intended as emergency contraception for use immediately after unprotected intercourse, but there is some confusion and even controversy over these pills.
An essential option for the immunocompromised to fight COVID
If you couldn’t receive the vaccine because of an allergy or other reaction, or your immune system is severely compromised because, for example, you’ve had a transplant or you’re on chemotherapy. The vaccine isn’t going to be as protective.