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Nov 17, 2017, 14:46 ET FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System...


Nov 17, 2017, 09:45 ET Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to address impact of IV fluid shortages following hurricane destruction and resolve manufacturing shortfalls

It's been nine weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the island continues to struggle to recover from the devastation...


Nov 16, 2017, 17:52 ET Guía de compras de USAGov para las fiestas de fin de año

La temporada de fiestas tradicionales de fin de año está por comenzar. Como cada año se presentan oportunidades para comprar regalos y también...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:32 ET NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:02 ET FDA expands approval of Sutent to reduce the risk of kidney cancer returning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients who are at a high risk...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:59 ET USAGov's Guide to Holiday Shopping

As holiday shopping season starts, there are many opportunities to spend money on gifts for family and friends, and requests to donate to...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:27 ET NASA Launch of NOAA Weather Satellite Rescheduled for Nov. 18

The launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:10 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon statement on House Passage of H.R. 1

The following statement was made by U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon on House Passage of H.R. 1: "I am encouraged by...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:38 ET Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:30 ET Tennessee Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

Students at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon, Tennessee, will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing...


Nov 16, 2017, 12:08 ET CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

November 13, 2017, kicked off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Nov 16, 2017, 11:58 ET FDA approves new treatment to prevent bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia A

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult...


Nov 16, 2017, 09:56 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA's comprehensive new policy approach to facilitating the development of innovative regenerative medicine products to improve human health

One of the most promising fields of science is the area of cell-based therapies and their use in regenerative medicine. These new technologies,...


Nov 16, 2017, 09:53 ET FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine...


Nov 15, 2017, 19:07 ET NASA's Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Audit Result

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017) financial statements, making this the seventh consecutive year of...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:58 ET NASA Expands Podcast Selections with New Science Series

"Gravity Assist," a new NASA weekly podcast series, launches Wednesday on NASA.gov and the SoundCloud and iTunes audio platforms. This initial...


Nov 15, 2017, 12:48 ET FDA unveils a streamlined path for the authorization of tumor profiling tests alongside its latest product action

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's (MSK) IMPACT (Integrated Mutation Profiling of...


Nov 15, 2017, 12:08 ET FDA approves treatment for rare genetic enzyme disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mepsevii (vestronidase alfa-vjbk) to treat pediatric and adult patients with an inherited...


Nov 15, 2017, 11:49 ET AKA Files Formal Demand For FDA To "Rescind" False Advisory About Kratom

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory published this week about the coffee-like herb kratom is based on "discredited, incomplete, and...


Nov 15, 2017, 11:31 ET FDA grants marketing authorization of the first device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms...


Nov 15, 2017, 08:10 ET Small Business Owners Highlight Their Local Economy as Bright Spot

An optimistic outlook on the local economy and continued positive perceptions of small business health has pushed the Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber...


Nov 14, 2017, 15:33 ET Following Second House Fire, CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

https://cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2018/Following-Second-House-Fire-CPSC-Warns-Consumers-to-Stop-Using-LayZ-Board-Hoverboards After a second...


Nov 14, 2017, 15:22 ET FAIR Applauds Nomination of Thomas Homan as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in regard to President Trump's...


Nov 14, 2017, 14:17 ET La FDA advierte contra el uso ilícito de silicona inyectable para delinear la figura y sobre los riesgos para la salud relacionados

In English. El día de hoy, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió un comunicado...


Nov 14, 2017, 13:55 ET FDA warns about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a safety communication to warn consumers and health care practitioners about the serious...