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U.S. FDA chief tough on e-cigarettes steps down abruptly

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs.

FDA chief tough on e-cigs steps down in surprise resignation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs.

FDA finds asbestos in three Claire's cosmetics products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire's Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos, a known carcinogen.

FDA finds asbestos in three products sold by Claire's

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress on Tuesday to modernize rules for cosmetics safety after it issued an alert about asbestos contamination detected in three products sold by retailer Claire's.

FDA chief Gottlieb resigns

U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday he plans to step down in a month, calling into question how the agency will handle critical issues such as e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs.

Hands-off parenting tied to higher risk of teen gun use

(Reuters Health) - When parents of boys don't enjoy parenthood or don't spend a lot of time playing or talking with them, their sons may be more likely to use guns in adolescence, a U.S. study suggests.

New wireless monitors will let parents cuddle fragile newborns

(Reuters Health) - A new wireless system for monitoring the vital signs of the most fragile newborns - those born prematurely or with debilitating diseases - could make it easier for parents to have skin to skin contact with their babies, a preliminary study suggests.

London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said.

Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, even in high-risk kids

(Reuters Health) - The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn't associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests.

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