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After recalls, is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

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Listeria confirmed in recalled Blue Bell Ice cream products

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday.

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Drug warning from FDA targets men’s testosterone treatments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.

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FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

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FDA strengthens warning on surgical device linked to cancer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

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Undated handout image from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a warning that says: "Smoking can kill you." (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
Undated handout image from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a warning that says: "Smoking can kill you." (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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FDA warns of allergic reactions with acne products

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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FDA to Update Seafood Guidance for Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but not planning to require mercury labels on seafood packages, as consumer groups have sought.

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FDA to Doctors: Beware of Counterfeit Botox

Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

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