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The Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to avoid clinics selling plasma treatments from young donors that purportedly treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other conditions.

  • Feb 19, 2019

Current guidelines are too restrictive and may be missing people with mutations that could affect prevention and treatment, the surgeons group says.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Black Americans historically have died of cancer at a higher rate than whites. That's still true, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society.

  • Feb 14, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration goes after dietary supplements that claim to treat Alzheimer's and says it will take more steps to protect consumers from unsafe products and to beef up oversight of the $50 billion industry.

  • Feb 11, 2019

Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest of cancers, killing almost all its victims, who have included Ted Kennedy, John McCain and Beau Biden. But a new, early phase study offers a sliver of hope that drugs that rally the immune system may help some patients live longer.

  • Feb 11, 2019

Groups ask White House to rein in efforts to cut youth vaping, saying it will hurt ‘innovative industry.’

  • Feb 4, 2019

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine patches and gum in weaning smokers off conventional cigarettes, according to a clinical trial led by a British university.

  • Jan 30, 2019

The agency plans to furlough more people and suspend lower-priority tasks to protect what Commissioner Scott Gottlieb calls a “core” mission.

  • Jan 17, 2019

Hundreds of FDA food inspectors will return to work as soon as Tuesday to resume inspections of facilities that handle "high-risk" foods, drugs and devices.

  • Jan 15, 2019

New advice to industry will aim to provide clarity on nonaddictive alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says.

  • Aug 29, 2018
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