Considering that fourth cup of coffee? Go right ahead, says a panel of experts. (Just don't blame them if you get the jitters then maybe freak out on a colleague.) » 2/20/15 3:30pm 2/20/15 3:30pm

Alan Cumming Trolls the FDA in 'Celibacy Challenge' PSA

The FDA recently "relaxed" its outright ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, changing its policy to allow donations with the caveat that donors remain celibate for one year prior to giving blood. This PSA, created by GLAAD and Gay Men's Health Crisis and starring Alan Cumming, calls bullshit. » 2/19/15 1:30pm 2/19/15 1:30pm

The FDA Has Eased Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men 

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg announced today in a statement that the FDA has lifted its outright ban (in FDA-speak, "indefinite deferral") on gay men donating blood, shifting their policy to allow donations from gay men who have not had sex with other men in the past year: » 12/23/14 2:30pm 12/23/14 2:30pm

FDA to Ruin Your Cheesecake Factory Run With Calorie Counts

Thanks to a new Food and Drug Administration ruling, not even movie theaters and pizza shops will be safe havens for calorie overloads anymore. Every shop, picture house and chain restaurant must list their menu's calorie count. Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving! » 11/25/14 11:10am 11/25/14 11:10am

Viagra for Women: Medical Miracle or Snake Oil?

For some, the fact that there isn't a drug as effective and successful as Viagra for treating female sexual disfunction is proof positive that we live in a sexist world. For others, it's a sign that drug companies are misusing studies about female sexuality to make money. » 11/14/14 5:10pm 11/14/14 5:10pm

​Gynecologists Use Surgical Tool After FDA Warns Of Cancer Risk

It's been months since the FDA sent out a warning that a laparoscopic power morcellator, a gynecological tool used in hysterectomies or to remove uterine fibroids, could actually spread undetected cancer, but the tool is still widely used by doctors. » 9/28/14 6:31pm 9/28/14 6:31pm

FDA Rejects Gay Teen's Tissue Donation Because of Sexual Orientation

Today in archaic, bigoted regulations, the FDA has rejected a gay teenager's tissue donation because men who have sex with other men are a "risk factor" for communicable disease. » 8/15/14 7:10pm 8/15/14 7:10pm

Hey, Dudes: Male Breast Cancer Research Needs Volunteers

Breast cancer isn’t a ladies-only disease, but the current research offerings might make you think so. There just aren’t enough male volunteers signing up for clinical trials. » 7/16/14 12:10pm 7/16/14 12:10pm

America Demands Poop Transplants from the FDA

Here at Jezebel dot com, we've been closely following the development of fecal transplants as a treatment for a variety of digestive ailments. Poop as a miracle cure! What's not to like? However, it's turning into a massive headache for the Food and Drug Administration. » 6/26/14 7:00pm 6/26/14 7:00pm

​FDA Approves of Generic Brand Plan B. Slut Pills for Everyone!

Looks like the FDA has reconsidered their decision to limit emergency contraceptive production to one pharmaceutical company, making it available and more affordable to more people. How this took so long, I do not know, but I'm glad we're here at last. » 3/02/14 12:30pm 3/02/14 12:30pm

You Could One Day Have Your Very Own Designer Baby

Babies are as chic now as they've ever been, but have you noticed that some babies are, like, so much better than other babies? I mean, it's not as if you can show up to playgroup carrying whatever subpar human child you've been charged with raising, so how can you — as a stylish person on the go — guarantee that your… » 2/28/14 9:40am 2/28/14 9:40am

FDA Gives Nutrition Labels a Major Makeover

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed big-time changes to nutrition labels. Most notably, the new labels will enlarge the font size of calorie counts and also change portion sizes to reflect the modern American diet. » 2/27/14 11:00am 2/27/14 11:00am

Uncle Ben's Rice Recalled After Children Experience Burning and Rashes

A recall has been issued for certain kinds of Uncle Ben's rice served at schools, hospitals, restaurants and other similar locations, following a series of outbreaks of sick children. » 2/12/14 10:00am 2/12/14 10:00am

Subway Sandwich Bread to No Longer Contain Chemical Found in Yoga Mats

Subway has been feeding us yoga mats. Well, to be specific: The bread at the sandwich chain’s American locations carries a chemical that is also found in yoga mats and sneaker soles for elasticity. This does not happen in Subways abroad, but the company is ditching it here in the good ol' USA, isn’t that nice? » 2/07/14 12:00pm 2/07/14 12:00pm

Neurotics, Rejoice: FDA to Make Nutrition Labels Bigger and Better

Ever spent time looking for the calories listed on your food at the grocery store? I have and it's not fun, but someone told the Food and Drug Administration about my struggle and they're considering some "revisions." Yay. » 1/24/14 10:25am 1/24/14 10:25am

FDA Demands Proof Antibacterial Soaps Are Safe and Actually Work

Attention germaphobes: The L.A. Times reports that the FDA just announced it'll soon be placing new restrictions on the labeling of supposed "antibacterial soap." » 12/16/13 5:30pm 12/16/13 5:30pm

The FDA Is Trying to Ban Artifical Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to almost completely eliminate trans fats from the food supply. They've submitted a proposal available for public comment in which partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) which are responsible for trans fats would no longer be "generally recognized as safe." Somewhere, Mayor… » 11/07/13 11:00am 11/07/13 11:00am

The Government Shutdown Is Crapping All Over Adorable Animals, Too

When measuring the true dimensions of the current GOP’s monstrousness, we can’t just consider how House Republicans’ tantrum-throwing government shutdown affects the human Americans standing in line at the passport agency, staring hopelessly into a faded travel poster for Jamaica. Who cares about people, really? … » 10/05/13 1:30pm 10/05/13 1:30pm

Oh No, Ladies: Chobani Greek Yogurt Linked to 89 Reports of Illness

Since Jezebel is a site for ladies and things ladies like, and since yogurt is the number one thing ladies like/want/see/eat/do/rub all over ourselves/others, I suppose we should talk about how a bunch of Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, Idaho has made 89 people ill with nausea and cramps. DAMMIT… » 9/10/13 9:30pm 9/10/13 9:30pm