Author Archives: Matthew Perrone

FDA revisiting breast implant safety after new concerns

 U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in a multi-decade debate about their health effects. Continue reading

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FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive. Continue reading

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Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. Continue reading

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Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

Vaping with e-cigarettes that contains nicotine can be addictive and teenagers may be more likely to get hooked on nicotine according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Continue reading

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