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Health Highlights: Apr 15, 2015

Here are some of a latest health and medical news developments, gathered by a editors of HealthDay:

Kind Told to Remove Word ‘Healthy’ From Some Granola Bars

The word “healthy” should be private from a labels of 4 forms of Kind granola bars since they enclose aloft levels of jam-packed fat than is excusable underneath regulatory standards for a term, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The FDA done a ask in a minute that was sent to Kind and done open Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

In a matter on a website, Kind pronounced it is changing a labeling for a 4 products, including a Almond Coconut and a Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidant granola bars, in response to a FDA letter.

However, a association pronounced a fat calm in nuts, one of a categorical mixture in a bars, isn’t unhealthy, WSJ reported.

“This is identical to other dishes that do not accommodate a customary for use of a tenure healthy, though are generally deliberate to be good for we like avocados, salmon and eggs,” according to Kind.

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Glass Particle Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall

About 1,920 pounds of baby food have been removed by Beech-Nut Nutrition since products might enclose tiny pieces of glass, a U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service says.

The remember is for 4-ounce potion jars of “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS honeyed potato chicken,” that have a series P-68A inside a USDA symbol of inspection, an expiry date of “DEC 2016,” and a product numbers “12395750815″ by “12395750821.”

The baby food was constructed on Dec. 12, 2014 and shipped to stores opposite a United States.

The remember was announced after a association perceived a censure from a consumer who found a tiny square of potion in a baby food, and also perceived a news about a mouth damage compared with eating a baby food.

For some-more information, consumers can call Beech-Nut during 866-674-4446.

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Medicare Payment Bill Passed by Senate

A check that changes a approach Medicare pays doctors was upheld by a Senate in a 92-8 opinion Tuesday and now goes to President Barack Obama for final approval. The check was upheld by a House final month.

Obama has permitted a bill, observant it “could assistance delayed health caring cost growth,” The New York Times reported.

Without a bill, doctors would have faced a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees on Wednesday or Thursday. The check also extends a Children’s Health Insurance Program for dual years, by 2017.

Last year, Medicare spent $70 billion underneath a price report used to compensate doctors and some other health caring professionals, that is about 12 percent of all Medicare spending, The Times reported.

The new check moves to bottom payments to alloy on a peculiarity and value of care, rather than only a volume of services. The American Medical Association strongly upheld a bill, revelation Congress to “fix Medicare now.”

Since 2003, Congress has upheld 17 short-term bills to retard cuts in Medicare doctors’ fees that were called for underneath a existent law. There were concerns that such cuts would means some doctors to accept fewer Medicare patients.

The stream regulation for profitable doctors was “horrendously flawed,” and a new check is a “milestone for Medicare,” according to Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, a comparison Democrat on a Finance Committee.

Senate infancy leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, pronounced a check is “a resolution to a damaged Medicare remuneration complement that has pained congressional leaders of both parties for years,” The Times reported.

“It would meant an finish to a annual practice of Congress flitting a proxy repair to a problem one year and afterwards entrance right adult to a really same precipice a subsequent year, but indeed elucidate a underlying problem,” McConnell said.

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Sierra Leone Schools Re-Open

Schools in Sierra Leone re-opened Tuesday after being tighten for 9 months since of a Ebola outbreak.

About 1.8 million students returned to some-more than 8,000 schools. Government officials and a U.N. children’s group pronounced students’ temperatures will be checked frequently and palm soaking will be promoted in sequence to revoke a risk of Ebola swelling in a schools, a Associated Press reported.

The preparation method pronounced it hopes a propagandize year’s curriculum can still be covered.

“This outlines a vital step in a normalization of life in Sierra Leone,” pronounced Roeland Monasch, Sierra Leone UNICEF Representative, a AP reported. “Education for all is a pivotal partial of a liberation routine for a country.”

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Diabetes Drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze Should Carry Heart Failure Warning: FDA Panel

The diabetes drugs’ Onglyza and Kombiglyze should lift a new warning that they might boost a risk of heart disaster and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory row says.

In a 14-1 opinion Tuesday, a row pronounced a drugs’ prescribing labeling should advise that they can boost a risk of hospitalization for heart disaster and a risk of genocide from all causes, a Associated Press reported.

The row also motionless — in a 13-1 opinion with one abstention — that a drugs had an excusable heart reserve profile.

In Tuesday’s meeting, a row reviewed information from a 16,000-patient investigate that examined a heart reserve of a dual diabetes drugs, a AP reported. The FDA typically follows a recommendation of a advisory panels.

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Tobacco Companies Sue FDA Over Label Rules

Large tobacco companies have launched authorised movement opposite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration over labels on tobacco products.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday claims a FDA is violating a Tobacco Control Act by forcing them to contention labels for approval, a Wall Street Journal reported.

The tobacco companies remonstrate that that FDA’s management is singular to labels that make a “modified risk” explain and that they should be giveaway to change a tone and demeanour of their wrapping as they wish.

“We remonstrate that FDA’s new mandate that manufacturers contingency obtain group authorisation before changing certain product labels when a tangible earthy tobacco product stays accurately a same,” pronounced Brian May, an Altria Group Inc. spokesman, WSJ reported.

“We’re seeking a justice to solve these issues so that we and other manufacturers know how to proceed,” he added.

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