Nausea can be a very serious issue for some pregnant moms. In many cases it is something that levels off after she enters her second trimester but for some it can be so severe that it threatens the health of both the mother and unborn baby.
Organic baby food has been around for a while, but it really took off around five years ago when squeezable pouches hit the market. Since that time, organic baby food has “exploded in popularity,”
Last May, the FDA issued a warning advisory regarding the use of a thickening agent, SimplyThick. Originally, the warning was only for premature infants, but the FDA has now extended that warning to all infants after seven babies died.
For as long as I can remember the standard remedy for a fussy teething baby was Benzocaine, a local anesthetic is found in over-the-counter products such as Anbesol, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and Hurricane.
In a move that should have happened many years ago, the FDA has finally banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. Fortunately most major manufacturers stopped using the toxic plastic in their bottles, teethers, sippy cups and toys 3 years ago after Canada announced that they were considering pulling juvenile products that had BPA in them off of shelves.
All medications can have adverse effects. Those effects can be intensified by taking the wrong medication or a medication that you don’t need. Additionally, certain medications are monitored very carefully for a reason. One such case is Adderall, a medication for ADHD manufactured by Teva. It is classified with other medications that are monitored carefully to help prevent abuse and addiction.
In 2008, the National Resources Defense Council petitioned the FDA regarding the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and food packaging in the United States. The council wanted a total ban on the chemical agent, but after nearly 4 years of silence, the FDA has said that they will deny the request.
Gerber Products Company announced Friday it was proactively retrieving and offering a replacement to consumers who purchased Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powdered infant formula 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.
Federal health officials are raising high alert for cosmetic products including skin creams, lotions and beauty or antiseptic soaps containing mercury. Consumers are being advice against using these beauty products because of the potential harm they can bring to the entire household even if they are used by only one person.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said today the formula that was pulled from the shelves after two babies tested positive this month for the environmental bacteria Cronobacter, has been found safe with no presence of bacteria.
In a move that will help consumers know the exact kind of protection offered by sunscreens, the FDA has set up a new rule where sunscreen labels will carry a ‘broad spectrum’ label to show that they offer protection against UVA radiation as well as UVB radiation.
Women have always known that one of the major but rare side effects of oral contraceptives is blood clots. Women are used to hearing the warning that women over the age of 35 and smokers are at a higher risk for blood clots. What they are not used to hearing is that the type of birth control they are taking may increase their risk.
Most over-the-counter (OTC) liquid children’s medications are dosed based on either an age or weight range. While this can work if your child is in the middle weight range, it can pose the risk of overdosing a lighter child or less seriously under-dosing a heavier child, rendering the medication ineffective.