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FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

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June 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to two websites the agency said are selling illegal highly concentrated caffeine products. The FDA on Tuesday warned liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind to find ways to make their products more safe, based on previous warnings of potential dangers to consumers. In April, the FDA announced it was taking steps to remove highly concentrated caffeine found in dietary supplements. The FDA has given the two companies 15 days to notify the agency about specific ways it will address the violations -- that is, make it easier for consumers of their products to avoid ingesting dangerous or toxic amounts of caffeine -- and prove that the violations will not occur again. The agency said it may take additional ...
Why You Need to Stop Putting Essential Oils in Food

Why You Need to Stop Putting Essential Oils in Food

Health
Hello! Please stop cooking with essential oils.Yes, normally writers bury the lede in a flurry of clickbait, but this is too important, so let's get to it: Essential oils are pricey, can be dangerous, and are easy to over do without proper instruction. You know what else is expensive? The degree you need to fully understand the dosage, interactions, and potential issues that could arise from improperly dosing your dinner guests. You know what’s not expensive? Dried spices.Now that the deep-seated huns have left to email my boss, I can continue to inform the rest of you why adding drops of medicinal-grade oils to your pasta sauce is just not a great idea.Essential oils used to be relegated to the medicine cabinet. This made sense, as they’re basically "plant concentrate", and, before the di
Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida.A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said.Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure something similar does not occur again.The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers. Other survivors meanwhile lobbied Florida lawmakers on gun control."We'll be very strong on background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody," Mr Trump told the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Wednesday's televised event at the White House."It's not going to be ...
US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

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U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever "international law allows us," said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press on board the USS Carl Vinson that the Navy has carried out routine patrols at sea and in the air in the region for 70 years to promote security and guarantee the unimpeded flow of trade that's crucial for Asian and U.S. economies. "International law allows us to operate here, allows us to fly here, allows us to train here, allows us to sail here, and that's what we're doing and we're going to continue to do that," Hawkins said Saturday on the flight deck of...
Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Technology
Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook. The court ruled the data was gathered illegally.Belgium's privacy watchdog said the website had broken privacy laws by placing tracking code - known as cookies - on third-party websites. Facebook said it would appeal against the ruling.The social network faces fines of 250,000 euros (£221,000, $ 311,000) a day if it does not comply.The court said Facebook must "stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws"."Facebook must also destroy all personal data obtained illegally."The ruling is the latest in a long-running dispute between the