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Artificial retina receives FDA approval | KurzweilAI

Artificial retina receives FDA approval | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

In an historic move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market approval to an artificial retina technology, the first bionic eye to be approved for patients in the U.S.

 

 

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Trans-fat Blood Levels Plummet

Trans-fat Blood Levels Plummet | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Trans Fat levels in the blood stream of Americans as whole have plummeted quickly since the FDA began requiring food labels carry the trans fat amounts.


Blood levels of trans fat declined 58 percent from 2000 to 2008!


Awareness and regulation may have improved the health of a nation.

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Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury after products with the toxic metal turned up in at least seven states.

 

Question: why is mercury deemed ok in dental fillings?

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No More Skipping Your Medicine – FDA Approves First Digital Pill | Singularity Hub

No More Skipping Your Medicine – FDA Approves First Digital Pill | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a device that is integrated into pills and let’s doctors know when patients take their medicine – and when they don’t.

 

Adherence to prescriptions is a serious problem, as about half of all patients don’t take medications the way they’re supposed to. But with patients doctors now becoming big brother, that statistic could change drastically.

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Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid

Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The FDA allows GMOs for food consumption, stating that no difference can be found between the GMO and non-GMO versions of foods such as corn and soybeans. However, the FDA does not require product labeling to identify this content.

 

It may interest you to know that many other countries have not yet approved these foods for the human market.

 

With issues ranging from reproductive failure to allergic reactions cited as potential outcomes of GMO consumption, the case may not be closed. Without proper labeling, it is hard to make an informed decision.

 

These are the top 10 GM foods that you may be consuming.

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