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Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

BEIJING, Oct. 14 (UPI) --A pharma firm in China is claiming to have developed a cure for Ebola and has partnered with a research branch of the Chinese military to push the new drug.
Brooks Hays
Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

DALLAS, Sept. 17 (UPI) --After criticism from consumers and dentists, Crest has agreed to stop putting plastic microbeads in their toothpastes.
Brooks Hays

U.S. contracts for dry formulation of anthrax vaccine

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 9 (UPI) --Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is to develop a dry formulation of its NuThrax anthrax vaccine for the U.S. under a contract worth up to $29 million.
Richard Tomkins
Some Brazilian chocolates found to contain traces of lead, cadmium

Some Brazilian chocolates found to contain traces of lead, cadmium

CAMPINAS, Brazil, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Researchers recently tested 30 milk, dark and white chocolate products in Brazil and found traces of lead and cadmium in several samples.
Brooks Hays
CVS stops selling tobacco products a month early

CVS stops selling tobacco products a month early

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Starting Wednesday, CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products at its stores.
Heather Records
UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
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FDA now regulating gluten-free claims

FDA now regulating gluten-free claims

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Companies that make and sell products purporting to be "gluten-free" are now subject to the scrutiny of federal regulators.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall expanded

Nationwide fruit recall expanded

CUTLER, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) --Wawona Packing Co. recalls more peaches, plums due to possible listeriosis contamination.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, others in China sold expired meat

U.S. fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, others in China sold expired meat

SHANGHAI, July 21 (UPI) --Chinese officials shut down Shanghai Husi Food Co. and ordered its products off the shelves after it was learned the company had sold expired beef and chicken.
Brooks Hays
Reynolds American to acquire Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

Reynolds American to acquire Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 15 (UPI) --America's second largest tobacco company, Reynolds American, acquired its competitor Lorillard for $27.4 billion, creating a $58 billion tobacco behemoth.
Ananth Baliga
Inhaled insulin approved by FDA

Inhaled insulin approved by FDA

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 29 (UPI) --FDA approves fast-acting Afrezza, an inhaled insulin used in the treatment of diabetes.
Danielle Haynes
FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne products

FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne products

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Some popular acne creams have been linked with potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the FDA warned Wednesday.
Brooks Hays
Pregnant women: eat more fish

Pregnant women: eat more fish

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The Food and Drug Administration has a simple new directive for expecting mothers: eat more fish, but not ones with too much mercury.
Brooks Hays
Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

PHILADELPHIA, June 5 (UPI) --Truvia, one of the most popular sugar substitutes, is also an insecticide -- masking the bitterness of coffee one minute, killing fruit flies the next.
Brooks Hays
20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States

20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States

ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) --About 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, mostly from eating in restaurants, catering or banquet facilities.
Alex Cukan
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