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Acetaminophen: What are the health risks?

Data show that acetaminophen is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever. During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too acetaminophen, one of the nation's most popular pain relievers. ProPublica takes an in-depth look at the dangers and what the Food and Drug Administration has long known about the risks.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Tags: acetaminophen, Tylenol, ProPublica, NeilMed, Johnson & Johnson

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Nutrient shortages hurt local infants, area hospitals

It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: Children Are Dying, Washingtonian, Alexandra Robbins, nutrients, shortages, hospitals, premature, infants,

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Sunscreen facts and eco-friendly options

With the sun beating down in this extreme heat, it's important for you -- and your kids -- to wear sunscreen. But what sunscreen is effective and safe for both you and the environment?

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 11:28am EDT

Tags: sunscreen, eco-friendly, health, Joan Michelson, Environmental Working Group

FDA warns of flammable ingredients in sunscreen sprays

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that you could catch fire by wearing certain sunscreens and standing too close to flames.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 08:00am EDT

Tags: sunscreen

Increasing the likelihood of faulty medical device reporting with new app

Got a problem with a medical device, drug, or vaccine? Now, there's an app for that.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 09:06am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, medical app, MedWatcher, medical devices, drugs, Doug Wood

Understanding new sunscreen labels

Under new FDA guidelines, consumers will know from the sunscreen label whether the product is broad spectrum and protects against skin cancer or whether it will just help prevent a sunburn.

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 04:04am EDT

Tags: sunscreen, skin cancer, dermatology, dick uliano

Dairy groups want secret sweetened milk

The dairy industry wants to start using artificial sweeteners in flavored milks, like chocolate or strawberry milk, without labeling it "reduced-" or "low-calorie."

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:41am EST

Tags: milk, The International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation

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