Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Kids' Sunscreens Recalled for Potential Contamination
Some Badger baby and children's sunscreen products are being
recalled in the United States and Canada due to microbial
All lots of the company's 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion
and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion are being
recalled after tests revealed contamination with
Acremonium fungi, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The affected lots include:
The sunscreen products were sold online and at major retailers,
pharmacies and independent food co-ops. Consumers with the products
should not use them and may return them to the point of purchase
for a full refund, the FDA said.
Consumers can also contact W.S. Badger Co. Inc. at
FDA Urged to Regulate E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Products
The federal government should start regulating electronic
cigarettes like tobacco products in order to prevent children from
using them, says a letter sent by 40 state attorneys general to the
Food and Drug Administration.
The letter notes that e-cigarettes are being marketed to
children through cartoon-like characters in ads and by offering
fruit and candy flavors,
CBS News/Associated Pressreported.
The attorneys general pointed out that the health effects of
e-cigarettes have not been adequately studied and the ingredients
are not regulated.
The FDA needs to meet an Oct. 31 deadline to release proposed
regulations to control the advertising, ingredients and sale to
minors of e-cigarettes, the letter stated. In the past, the FDA has
announced intentions to tighten oversight of e-cigarettes but has
delayed taking action.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released
earlier this month found that 1.8 million middle and high school
students said they had tried e-cigarettes in 2012. The percentage
of students who said they tried an e-cigarette jumped from 4.7
percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2010,
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