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FDA Issues Calorie Count Labeling Regs Just in Time for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2014): The FDA has issued its final regulations for calorie count labeling for pizza chains, restaurant chains, movie theaters and grocery stores. Even alcohol must be labeled now.

Generic Drug Makers Under Fire From Congress Over Skyrocketing Prices (October 9, 2014): Generic drug manufacturers have been ordered by a Congressional Committee to explain huge drug price increases or face more regulation. It's about time.

Dallas Schools to Use WelloStations to Monitor Students' Temperatures (October 3, 2014): Dallas schools with students that had contact with the Ebola patient are installing Wello Stations to monitor the temperatures of students in the school.

FDA Approves New Diet Drug Contrave (September 16, 2014): The FDA has approved a new diet drug, Contrave. The drug has a black box warning about suicidal thoughts.

Barbie Nurse Dolls From 1961 and 2012 Show Changing Style (August 24, 2014): The outfits worn by Barbie as a nurse have changed greatly from 1961 to 2012.

Barbie is a Newborn Baby Doctor (July 11, 2014): Barbie became a neonatologist in 2009 with the launch of the Newborn Baby Doctor Barbie

Kesha Covers August 2014 Issue of Teen Vogue (June 26, 2014): Kesha covers the August 2014 issue of Teen Vogue magazine.

EPA and FDA Issue New Draft Guidelines For Pregnant Women Who Eat Fish (June 10, 2014): Pregnant women are avoiding seafood due to its toxicity to the fetus. Now the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more seafood, so long as it is low in mercury.

More Children Injured When Bounce House Gets Dragged by Strong Wind Gust (June 2, 2014): There has been another bounce house wind incident resulting in more injured children.

Doctor Who Started Gluten Free Trend Says He Was Wrong (May 27, 2014): Doctor who started celebrity gluten free trend says a new study proves he was wrong. Gluten only harms those with celiac disease, does not cause symptoms for others.

Michigan Firm Recalls 1.8 Million Pounds of Ground Beef (May 20, 2014): A Michigan firm has recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.

FDA Requires Lower Starting Dose for Lunesta, a Sleep Aid Drug (May 15, 2014): The FDA is warning that the recommended starting dose of Lunesta is too high.

Honeywell Launches Bluetooth Smart Air Purifier (May 15, 2014): Honeywell has launched a Bluetooth Smart air purifier that auto adjusts to local allergen data.

Hookah Bars Are Springing up Everywhere as Water Pipes Get Trendy (May 1, 2014): Cigarette use is down, but hookah use is rising quickly among young people. Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the dangers of firing up the hookah.

FDA Proposes New Regulations for E-cigarettes (April 25, 2014): The FDA is proposing new rules regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. They include a ban on e-cigarette sales to children under age 18