Pet foods contain animal contents not explicitly identified on labels
Several brands of pet food contain unspecified animal species, and various proportions of beef, chicken and pork that are not explicitly identified on the product labels, according to research in the open access journal Acta Ve ...
Public wants labels for food nanotech—and they're willing to pay for it
New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology – whether the nanotechnology ...
Most Americans pay little attention to genetically modified foods, survey says
A national survey shows that most Americans pay little attention to the debate over genetically modified foods, despite extensive media coverage of the issue.
Hold the Red Bull: Energy drinks don't blunt effects of alcohol, study finds
Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina.
Report: A bit more vitamin D is good, not too much
(AP) -- Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today's food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don't go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses prevent ...
Organic food can sabotage diet and weight-loss
(PhysOrg.com) -- While organic food may contain fewer, if any, pesticides and additives, consumers mistakenly believe it also has fewer calories, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
Cigarettes will carry grisly new warning labels
(AP) -- Rotting teeth and gums. Diseased lungs. A sewn-up corpse of a smoker. Cigarette smoke coming out of the tracheotomy hole in a man's neck.
Look out for hidden trans fat in trans fat-free food
Think twice before you bust open that bag of chips-you could be eating more trans fat than you think, thanks to a loophole in FDA food labeling laws.
US reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk
The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill.
FDA weighs new dose info for kids' pain relievers (Update)
(AP) -- Federal health officials are considering adding dosing instructions for children younger than 2 years old to Children's Tylenol and similar products, a change favored by drugmakers and many doctors.
New cigarette health labels: 'Gross' or effective?
(AP) -- You may think an image of rotting teeth and a mouth lesion are gross. But the U.S. government says it's just what you need to kick the habit.
No state lawsuits on generic drugs: US Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court narrowly ruled on Thursday that people may not sue generic drug makers under state laws if they believe a generic drug label failed to adequately warn of side effects.
Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?
Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...
Warning labels better than a fat tax, study shows
Warning labels on junk food would be more effective than a "fat" tax for deterring overweight people from making unhealthy purchases, a new University of Alberta study has found.