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View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

01/28/2015

MonringStar Farms voluntarily recalls two products. (Source: MorningStarFarms.com)

MorningStar Farms Issues Black Bean Burger Recall

MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of some of their products because they may inadvertently contain peanuts.

01/13/2015

Happy Apple caramel apples in a box. (Source: Facebook)

Firm Recalls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Fears

A firm is recalling it’s Happy Apple brand caramel apples over fears they could be contaminated with listeria.

12/26/2014

A generic photo of prescription drugs ta

Take Them Or Toss Them? Examining Expired Meds

Have you ever pulled a bottle of pills out of your medicine cabinet only to see that they’re expired? Are they safe to take? And will they still work?

12/04/2014

Eye (Source: CBS4)

Eye Surgery Cheaters

Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. Reading glasses, or cheaters as they’re sometimes called, are a fact of life for many people over a certain age. But now, help is on the way in the form of a new procedure being tested by the FDA.
CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez says in a few years you may be able to ditch those reading glasses for good.

CBS4–11/21/2014

Hidden Food Danger

Gluten-Free Alternative May Cause Allergic Reactions

We all know about gluten allergies. But did you know manufacturers could be substituting one allergen for another?

11/11/2014

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Broward County Commission Holds Public Hearing On Kratom Ban

The Broward County Commission is taking up the issue of a possible ban on the herbal drug kratom at a 2 p.m. public hearing on Monday.

10/28/2014

Cologuard is a laboratory test that measures DNA and blood in human stool that is not visibly apparent. (Source: FDA.gov)

New Home Test For Colon Cancer Now Available

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancers creening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

10/27/2014

A 3D printed knee.  (Source: CBS4)

3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee Transplants

For people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.

10/23/2014

Do It Yourself Tattoos. (Source: CBS4)

DIY Tattoos: Trend Or Trouble?

Tempted to get a tattoo? Today, people from all walks of life have tattoos, which might lead you to believe that tattoos are completely safe. But beware—there may be associated health risks.

10/22/2014

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