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Dr. Alex Khadavi gives advice on hair and skin Special

Los Angeles - A world-renowned expert in dermatology, Dr. Khadavi is based in California and regularly helps some of the biggest names in Hollywood to roll back the years. Digital Journal, ever concerned about our appearance, chatted to him.

New changes in nutritional labels target sugar

When you walk into the grocery store, did you know that on average out of 600,000 food items, 80 percent contain added sugar?

FDA health alert concerning caffeine powder after student death

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert Friday on the use of powdered pure caffeine, following a June Ohio Coroner’s Court finding that an 18-year-old student died as a result of toxic levels of caffeine in his bloodstream.

Are antibacterial soaps effective, safe? Prove it, says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now questioning the efficacy and safety of antibacterial soaps, suggesting that they may not kill as many germs as previously thought, and may even pose some health risks to consumers.

Op-Ed: US meat tested contaminated by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that antibiotic resistant bacteria were found in a large percentage of ground turkey, pork chops, and also chicken. The meat was tested by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)

Salmonella tainted animal feed in Canada

Canada - CBC News investigation finds that two out of twelve bags of animal feed are contaminated with salmonella, despite a zero tolerance.

FDA approves first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride), in addition to calorie control and exercise, for helping weight reduction in some overweight adults.

Marijuana spray may get FDA approval

Savitex, a drug spray derived from natural marijuana instead of synthetic sources and developed by British pharmaceutical company GW Pharma, may be available in America soon.

FDA updates sunscreen labeling rules

While many consumers purchased sunscreen in confusion over the bottles' sun protection numbers and early aging or cancer prevention claims, the FDA worked to clarify its rules. The agency's new and improved sunscreen regulations take effect next summer.
 

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The U.S. FDA wants to make it easier for consumers to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
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