Search form

Sections

FDA: This Halloween, Drop the Black Licorice

FDA: This Halloween, Drop the Black Licorice

vomiting pumpkin, halloween, food safety, black licorice, reporting on health
Food Safety: Don't eat too much black licorice as a Halloween treat, the FDA warns consumers. Its sweetening compound glycyrrhizin, made from licorice root, can cause your potassium levels to dip, Sora Song reports for Time's Healthland blog.

Preventive Health: Employers are trying many kinds of sticks and carrots to get their workers to stop smoking and lose weight, hopefully saving on health insurance costs, but employees aren't showing signs of improvement, Jilian Mincer reports for Reuters Health.

Malpractice: A California girl whose limbs had to be amputated after delayed emergency treatment will receive a $10 million malpractice settlement,

Drug Shortages: President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order for the Food and Drug Administration to identify and reduce shortages of vital medications amid recent shortages of lifesaving drugs like chemotherapy agents.  Gardiner Harris offers context in the New York Times.

Want more from Reporting on Health? Join us, sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Check out our Tumblr, too!

Photo credit: J.D. Hancock via Flickr

Leave A Comment

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

DJ Jaffe has shared a blog post

Read it.

Christopher Meloni joined the community

Connect with Christopher Meloni

Madhavi Dandu joined the community

Connect with Madhavi Dandu

William Heisel has shared a blog post

Read it.

Anna Romano has shared a blog post

Read it.
More Member Activities

Follow Us

ReportingHealth

Reporting on Underserved Communities



How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

Read More »