Do not bite down on the brush while brushing. Supervise children and adults who need assistance when using the Spinbrush, the FDA said.
Include Cancer in WTC Compensation Program: Advisory Panel
An assistance program for people sickened by dust from the World Trade Center should include at least some people with cancer, a federal advisory panel says.
Billions of dollars have been earmarked to compensate and treat people with illnesses potentially linked to the twin towers collapse on 9/11. However, the program doesn't include people with cancer because it hasn't been conclusively linked to the dust and smoke released by the destruction of the WTC, the Associated Press reported.
While the members of the advisory panel agreed Thursday that some cancer patients should be covered by the program, they weren't sure if it should include all or just certain types of cancer.
The committee's recommendation, due by March 2, can either be accepted or rejected by the assistance program's administrator, the AP reported.
No More King-Sized Bars, Mars Inc. Announces
Mars Inc. says it will stop selling chocolate products that have more than 250 calories per portion, a decision that will see the end of king-sized candy bars.
The company -- which makes brands such as Snickers, Mars, Milky Way, M&Ms, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Dove and Galaxy -- says the move is part of a health and nutrition effort, the Chicago Tribune reported.
A king-size Snickers bar has 510 calories, while a regular-size Snickers currently has 280 calories.
By 2015, Mars plans to reduce sodium levels in all its food products by 25 percent from 2007 levels. In 2007, the company promised to no longer market chocolate products directly to children under 12. Other efforts include placing calorie counts on the front of packages, reducing saturated fat, and eliminating trans fat, the Tribune reported.
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