About a week and a half after lawyers for an adult stem-cell company demanded that U of M President Eric Kaler do something to shut up one of his associate professors, the company has its answer.
"Professor [Leigh] Turner's February 21, 2012, letter to the FDA," the reply says, "is fully covered ... More >>
Late last week, a letter from a Washington D.C. law firm arrived in U of M President Eric Kaler's inbox. In it, attorneys representing an adult-stem cell company named Celltex demanded to know who authorized a bioethicist named Leigh Turner to request an official investigation of Celltex by the F ... More >>
HeatherBlack henna tattoos are blamed for the allergic reactions of 35 8th-graders.35 Twin Cities 8th-graders have reported experiencing allergic reactions -- including blisters and lesions -- the Minnesota Department of Health said today. And it suspects the reactions were due to a chemical ... More >>
Courtesy Carl Elliott.Elliott calls the FDA's report a white wash.Carl Elliott, a University of Minnesota bioethics professor, is attacking the findings of a Federal Drug Administration investigation that cleared the college of any wrongdoing in the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson, a patient e ... More >>
ABCJamie Oliver encourages kids to be friends with vegetablesIf one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more vegetables, congratulations on making such an important decision. Your committment can improve your health and help you lose weight.
Still, changing eating habits can be difficu ... More >>
Bacon--pictured here, chicken fried--is as big as ever this year!When The Atlantic published its list of the Top 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010, the Hot Dish couldn't help but chime in with our local take on each topic:
10. The Meat Trend
From charcuterie plates to dry-aged steaks, both bee ... More >>
"Blackout in a can" gets banned.Following on the footsteps of regulators in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Washington, the New York State Liquor Authority has banned the sale and distribution of alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko and Joose, as of November 19 (Utah's state-run alcoholic beverage ... More >>
In the last two months, eight people have been sickened by drinking raw milk tainted with the E. coli bacteria, which was traced to a farm in Gibbon, Minnesota. It's been known for some time that anyone who drinks raw milk is essentially playing craps with their health--that's why they invent ... More >>
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales.
State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
Screengrab via YouTubeMelts in your mouth, not in your handThe Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010, sometimes called the Tic Tac Tobacco Act, has been signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
It got its nickname because some of the products it seeks to control are really just cand ... More >>
Alcohol, nitrous oxide, and whip cream sounds like the grocery list for a suburban high school party. But to the genius folks at Whipped Lightning, it's the makings of "the world's first alcohol-infused whip cream." That's Whipahol to you, buddy.
Beehive Botanicals, in Hayward, Wis., claimed on one of its Web sites that its bee-derived products could diagnose, cure, and prevent diseases such as asthma, dermatitis and ulcers.
Bullshit, said the Food and Drug Administration. Either the products were drugs, in which case they fall unde ... More >>
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
A new generation of AIDS drugs called protease inhibitors is having dramatic effects--perhaps even pointing to the day when AIDS will be a manageable chronic disease like diabetes. But for a lot of people who had readied themselves to die,