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Ditch the Floss?

By | August 3, 2016

US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.

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Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.

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HHS Overrules FDA on Plan B

By | December 10, 2011

Despite scientific evidence that Plan B emergency contraception is safe for women of all ages, the department of Health and Human Services declined to approve it for over-the-counter use.

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An Overhaul for Human Research?

By | July 26, 2011

Proposed rules would streamline human research and strengthen protections for study subjects, according to the US government.

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New carcinogens to watch out for

By | June 13, 2011

The US government releases an updated list of potential carcinogens that includes seven new chemicals and biological agents.

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