News tagged with centers for disease control and prevention

FDA overhaul aims to increase food safety

On January 4, President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The bill has been called a "sweeping overhaul" of the Food and Drug Administration, the first major update to the FDA's powers since ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Health
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US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth

(AP) -- In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it's ...

dateJan 08, 2011 in Health
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Are my young children getting too much fluoride?

(AP) -- Could your youngster be getting too much fluoride? U.S. health officials think some young kids might be. They want to change the recommended levels of fluoride in drinking water, primarily to prevent a condition called ...

dateJan 07, 2011 in Health
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US says too much fluoride in water

(AP) -- Fluoride in drinking water - credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay - may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth.

dateJan 07, 2011 in Health
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CDC: Seat belt use reaches 85 percent

(AP) -- Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

dateJan 04, 2011 in Health
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