Category archives for: World News

Horizon Hobby recalls Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC in various remote ECX controlled vehicles

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The vehicle’s electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

FDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products

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By: Donald D. Ashley, J.D., and Douglas Stearn, J.D. A cancer diagnosis often provokes a sense of desperation. Unfortunately, rogue operations exploiting those fears peddle untested and potentially dangerous products, particularly on the internet. FDA responds in two ways: with compliance and enforcement actions against unscrupulous companies and with consumer education to decrease demand. Donald […]

WHO Director-General’s statement to high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Nearly 19 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of assistance. This is a country that has been battered by conflict for more than two years. This is a country that, before the conflict intensified, was already extremely vulnerable following years of poverty, political unrest, and weak rule of law. Since the conflict intensified, […]

Iodinated Contrast Media – Potential Risk of Hypothyroidism

Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

Expanded Recall: Caramia Furniture Ltd. recalls various Dressers, Night Tables and Chests

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The affected products may tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard.

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk […]

Redefining the Term “Healthy” on Food Packages – Public Process Plays a Crucial Role

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By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., and Douglas Balentine, Ph.D. When you see the word “healthy” used on a food package, what does that mean to you? Susan Mayne, Ph.D., is Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition It’s FDA’s job to make sure that terms like “healthy,” which many people rely on to […]

Improving the Safety of Imported Foods Through Partnerships

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By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Camille Brewer, M.S., R.D., and Donald Prater, D.V.M. Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition At FDA, we recognize that the partnerships we build with other nations are key to our success in giving American consumers confidence in the safety of the foods they choose […]

Caramia Furniture Ltd. recalls Jaxson/Cameron 6 Drawer Dresser, Night Table and Tall Boy Chest

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The affected products may tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard.

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