News tagged with warning labels

A pregnant woman does not look like an olive

Replacing confusing language and icons on standard warnings labels for prescription medicine and listing only the most important warnings could make a big difference in how well patients understand the instructions that are ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Medications
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and pa ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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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 ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Health
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Do not abandon new cigarette warning labels

Health Canada's cancellation of plans to renew tobacco warning labels on cigarette packages may lead to increased smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses and deaths, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Jo ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Health
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