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Toxoplasmosis

By JohnY | Jul 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. More than 60 million people in the United States have the parasite. Most of them don’t get sick. But the parasite causes serious problems for some people. These include people with weak immune systems and babies whose mothers become infected for the first time during…

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

By JohnY | Jun 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2011 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Recognizing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day Today, on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, we recognize the millions of Americans who suffer from this debilitating condition. PTSD affects a wide range of people, from new mothers…

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FDA: Do not eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts

By JohnY | Jun 28, 2011 | Comments Off on FDA: Do not eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2011 Media Inquiries: Stephanie Yao, 301-796-0394, stephanie.yao@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA: Do not eat Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts Sprouts may contain Salmonella Enteritidis; pathogen different from the one in European outbreak Fast Facts • The FDA is warning consumers not to eat alfalfa sprouts or spicy…

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FDA warns public of continued extortion scam by FDA impersonators

By JohnY | Jun 24, 2011 | Comments Off on FDA warns public of continued extortion scam by FDA impersonators

FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Inquiries: Christopher Kelly, 301-796-4676 christopher.kelly@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of a continued international extortion scam. The criminals call the victims — who in most cases…

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The FDA today approved the first generic versions of Levaquin

By JohnY | Jun 24, 2011 | Comments Off on The FDA today approved the first generic versions of Levaquin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Levaquin (levofloxacin), an antibiotic approved to treat certain infections in people ages 18 and older. Levofloxacin is used to treat mild, moderate, or severe bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, and prostate caused by specific germs. It also is used…

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Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants: Updated Safety Information

By JohnY | Jun 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants: Updated Safety Information

When the Food and Drug Administration allowed silicone gel-filled breast implants back on the market in November 2006, the agency required the manufacturers to conduct follow-up studies to learn more about the long-term performance and safety of the devices. Today, FDA released a report that includes preliminary safety data from these studies, as well as…

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