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FDA warns popular dental filling could cause health problems for some patients

FDA warns popular dental filling could cause health problems for some patients

The US Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that silver dental fillings, known as dental amalgam, may cause health problems for some high-risk groups. The updated FDA guidance said the filling material could lead to health issues for those with a hypersensitivity to mercury. Dental amalgam fillings are a mixture of silver, tin, copper and…MORE

Pac-12 announces it will play college football this fall, walking back previous vote

Pac-12 announces it will play college football this fall, walking back previous vote

The Pac-12 Conference voted Thursday to return to play college football this fall. Beginning November 6, each team in the Pac-12 will play seven conference-only games, with the championship game scheduled for December 18. The vote marks a reversal from the conference’s previous stance, as they officially voted to postpone fall sports back in August,…MORE

Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Wisconsin on Wednesday, Reince Priebus — the former chairman of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff — traveled with him on the government plane, according to two State Department officials familiar with the trip. “Everyone was just stunned,” said one State Department official…MORE

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody faced widespread failures in medical care, including some issues that resulted in death, according to a new congressional investigation released Thursday. At US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities operated by for-profit contractors, detainees “often do not receive critical treatment or face delays,” the inquiry found. Additionally, the review found that many…MORE

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