In its effort to review the safety of bisphenol A, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called on a high-powered team of government scientists to help answer several key questions. Their results add some important context to the debate about BPA.
The New York State Health Department banned the sale of synthetic marijuana products like those on Thursday. So all kinds of wacky stuff that's made to get people high — but is often disguised as potpourri, incense or some mixture of herbs — is now verboten.
The FDA has until Saturday to decide whether to ban the plastic additive BPA from food packaging. Some scientists think BPA poses a risk to consumers because it can act like estrogen in the body. But recent studies by government scientists suggest the risk, if any, is minimal.
The government released a new policy on how to handle legitimate biological research that could be misused in the wrong hands. The move comes as controversy still swirls around recent experiments with lab-altered bird flu.
In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
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