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  • Michelle Obama's guests: State of Union

     
    by Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
  • Freeze? What freeze? FDA in line for another budget boost

     
    The Food and Drug Administration is a screaming exception to the Obama administration’s freeze on discretionary spending in the 2011 budget. Overall, the FDA budget could grow by as much as 23% to just over $4 billion from the current......
  • Minimally invasive surgery great for patients, not so hot for surgeons

     
    Minimally invasive surgery, known formally as laparoscopic surgery, has proved a boon for patients over the last 20 years, minimizing hospital stays, speeding recovery and reducing the cosmetic consequences of operations. But new evidence suggests the...
  • FDA urged to better police food, supplements

     
    A new report released this morning by the influential Institute of Medicine proposes calls for the Food and Drug Administration to apply the same scientific rigor to evaluating health claims for food and nutritional supplements as it does to determining...
  • The Look for Less: Adjustable-screw industrial stools at not-so-screwy prices

     
    Nothing says I live in a loft (or would like you to think I do) with more immediacy than the humble work stool with a seat that adjusts on a visible industrial screw. You can find the odd one at various prices from vintage furniture stores and flea...
  • Walgreens shelves plans to sell genetic test

    Walgreens shelves plans to sell genetic test
    Walgreens late Wednesday reversed a decision to carry genetic test kits from a San Diego company in its stores after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began an investigation of the supplier and product. Walgreen Co. had planned to begin stocking...
  • Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery

    Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery
    WASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
  • Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform

    Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform
    Senator Patty Murray, (D) Washington, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging colleagues to rise above partisanship to work together to pass the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act". Murray delivered a speech highlighting the...
  • Sen. Landrieu's Vote On Health Care Legislation Unites Democrats

    In a show of unity, Senate Democrats sealed a 60-vote majority needed to advance health care legislation Saturday ahead of an evening showdown with Republicans eager to doom the bill and inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. Two final...
  • Historic Health Care Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    Historic Health Care Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
    Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, united Saturday night to push historic health care egislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare. The 60-...
  • Two Bodies Found Near Jet Crash Site

    Two Bodies Found Near Jet Crash Site
    Searchers found two bodies and a briefcase containing a ticket for Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean close to where the jetliner is believed to have crashed, a Brazil military official said Saturday. The French agency investigating the...
  • Tylenol Could Soon Require a Prescription

    Tylenol Could Soon Require a Prescription
    WASHINGTON -- Government experts called for sweeping safety restrictions Tuesday on the most widely used painkiller, including reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and eliminating prescription drugs such as Vicodin and Percocet. The Food and Drug...