Tag: Labeling and Labels (Product)

Are There Benefits to Collagen Supplements?

It will make your skin look dewy and fresh, your bones and nails strong, and your joints pain-free. These are the claims made by the countless manufacturers of collagen supplements that come in the form of powders, pills and creams. For that reason, it’s no surprise that collagen has become a widely sought-after ingredient in […]

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Women Should Be Warned of Breast Implant Hazards, F.D.A. Says

Women considering surgery to receive breast implants should be warned in advance of the risk of serious complications, including fatigue, joint pain and the possibility of a rare type of cancer, the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. Agency officials are urging manufacturers to print a boxed warning on the packaging of the implants, […]

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Who Drank the Kool-Aid? How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks

Slave to your sweet tooth? Researchers say the predilection for sweetened drinks — a major driver of the nation’s obesity crisis — begins in childhood. That’s one reason health experts recommend children under 2 never be given fruit juice. When it comes to children 2 to 18, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a daily […]

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F.D.A. Issues New Images to Add to Warnings on Cigarette Packages

WASHINGTON — The corpse is gone. So are the grief-stricken woman and the man struggling to smoke despite a hole in his windpipe. Nine years after the Food and Drug Administration first proposed graphic images as new warnings on cigarette packs but was thwarted by major tobacco companies in a successful court battle, the agency […]

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Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study Finds

At least one million children and adults in the United States are allergic to sesame, an ingredient used in everything from hummus to snack bars, researchers reported on Friday. The finding indicates that sesame allergy is more prevalent than previously known, although still far less common than peanut allergy. But sesame is not among the […]

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Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

In recent years, the alternatives to conventional cows’ milk have proliferated. The local grocery store is likely to offer any number of plant-based options: milks made from soy, almonds, oats, rice, hemp, coconuts, cashews, pea plants and more. But most nondairy milks pale in comparison to cows’ milk. Plant-based milks are made by breaking down […]

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Denying Racism Supports It

When did we arrive at the point where applying the words racist and racism were more radioactive than actually doing and saying racist things and demonstrating oneself to be a racist? How is it that America insists on knowledge of the unknowable — what lurks in the heart — in order to assign the appellation? […]

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Chobani Turns to Fair-Trade Program to Help Struggling Dairy Industry

The fair-trade label was created decades ago to help artisans in developing nations. Now, there are fair-trade soccer balls, fair-trade soaps and fair-trade ice pops. Next up for the movement: the American dairy industry. The yogurt maker Chobani is working with Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit group in Oakland, Calif., on creating a label that […]

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F.D.A. Links 16 Brands of Dog Food to Canine Heart Disease

The Food and Drug Administration identified 16 brands of dog food that had been linked to heart disease in dogs that eat them, according to a report the agency published on Thursday. In the report, the F.D.A. named for the first time the pet food brands most frequently associated with adverse events. In descending order […]

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Twitter to Label Abusive Tweets From Political Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter announced on Thursday that it would hide messages from major political figures who break the company’s rules for harassment or abuse behind a warning label, but would not take the messages down, in a move that could exacerbate the debate over political bias on the service. The warning labels will explain […]

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