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Medical Marijuana

Committee Gives Thumbs Up To $1M Medical Marijuana Research

Members of Florida’s House Appropriations Committee have given the go-ahead to allocating $1 million for medical marijuana research.

03/20/2014

(Source: FDA.gov)

FDA Proposes Changes To Nutrition Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a proposed update to the Nutrition Facts label seen on most packaged foods in the U.S. The changes would replace what the FDA called “out-of-date” serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

SCHMIDT

Kids Continue To Pound Back The Caffeine

Approximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis. The numbers haven’t budged over a decade, despite soda use declining. Instead, energy drinks are becoming the increasingly common source of much of the caffeine intake.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

(Source: CBS)

Why Your Chicken Could Be Coming From China Soon

The Lee family sits at home eating their chicken nuggets but does “mom” like the idea that as soon as next summer “nuggets” could be made with chicken processed in China?

CBS4–11/08/2013

WebRecall

Ham & Ready-Made Chicken Recall

Garden Fresh Foods is recalling some of their ready-to-eat chicken and ham products which may be contaminated.

CBS Miami–10/26/2013

Dogs And Cats

FDA Warns Of Pet Illnesses Linked To Jerky Treats

The Food and Drug Administration wants South Florida veterinarians, and others around the country, to let them know if they encounter pets getting sick after eating jerky treats.

CBS Miami–10/23/2013

WebRecall

Chobani Recalls Some Yogurt Cups Over Mold Concerns

Chobani, a popular Greek yogurt, has recalled several yogurt cups, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some costumers.

09/05/2013

Sunscreen pills Murad, Heliocare and Sun Assure. (Credit: CBS)

Sunscreen In A Pill

It’s all fun in the sun until the hassle of sunscreen. There’s the oiliness, the residue left behind, the stickiness and have it reapply it. So what if there was another way? A pill perhaps, derived from a fern extract. The active ingredient: polypodium leucotomos.

CBS Miami–07/09/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Feds To Allow Plan B Contraceptive With No Restrictions

The Obama Administration will drop its objections to a court order and allow girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

sunscreen

FDA Regulations Change Sun Screen Labels

South Florida is the sunshine state and we’re used to slathering on lots of sunscreen but take a closer look at your sunscreen this summer and you might notice the bottles are presented a little differently this year.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

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