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How some FDA regulations can actually be a hazard to your health

If you've always been told that the generic version of a drug is no different from its brand name one, that's not always true. Under some old FDA regulations, drug companies that make generics are not allowed to warn users of any new hazards they may find out about. And they also have zero liability if someone gets hurt. Read


Lilies and cats can be a deadly mix

Warning -- If you have any lilies left over from Easter and you have a kitty, move those plants outside ASAP. It takes only the smallest amount of lily pollen to cause acute kidney failure in a feline. Read what varieties are most toxic. Read


New study offers even yet another reason to enjoy a cup of Joe!

It seems that every month or so new health benefits of coffee are coming to light. So get the pot percolating and read about how having a cup or more a day is now believed to help keep a certain kind of cancer away. Read


Just approved drug for type 2 diabetes comes with big cancer risk

The FDA has just okayed a new drug for diabetics whose warnings look very familiar. That's because it's in the very same class as an older drug, one considered so risky that a public-interest group has been pushing hard to have it banned. Here's what you need to know before your doctor pulls out his Rx pad. Read

Medical miracle for paralysis victims didn't rely on drugs

It's a discovery that offers more than a million paralyzed Americans hope of getting use of their limbs back. And it wasn't accomplished with drugs, but rather something that's been in use for a very long time. Read

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