FDA clears cold cap to save hair during breast cancer chemo treatments

December 9, 2015 in Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hair loss is one of the most despised side effects of chemotherapy, and now breast cancer patients are getting a new way to try to save their […]

Is Blue Bell ice cream, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream safe to eat? Listeria recalls 2015

April 24, 2015 in Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major recalls in 2015 from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple […]

Blue Bell ice cream recall 2015: Kroger, Sam’s Club pull products

April 6, 2015 in Business, Health, News

DALLAS (AP) — Two other large retailers have decided to pull Blue Bell Ice Cream from their shelves as a precautionary measure after the company announced it was temporarily closing an Oklahoma. Sam’s […]

Jim Hood joins in call for tough rules on e-cigarettes

September 25, 2013 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined 39 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

Hood says in a news release Wednesday that the FDA should place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product, and prohibit its sale to minors…

Bumble Bee Foods recalls tuna and albacore products

March 14, 2013 in Top Stories

Tuna giants Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea have expanded recalls of their flaky fish because of a possible packaging problem.

Both companies issued voluntary recalls of some 5-ounce cans of Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna because the seals did not meet company standards, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalls have now been expanded to include more cans,” ABC News reported.

Bumble Bee initially issued the recall on Wednesday, March 6 after identifying the issue on a manufacturing line. The problem has since been corrected.

US: Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

October 29, 2012 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind of injection from the company.

The New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts, has been under scrutiny since last month, when a rare fungal form of meningitis was linked to its steroid shots used mostly for back pain.

Dirty shoes? How did US steroids get contaminated?

October 25, 2012 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?

There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid medication has been linked to a lethal outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis.

Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak issues wide recall

October 9, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.

The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday.