Washington, DC - As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes. Selling these unapproved products with unsubstantiated therapeutic claims is not only a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, but also can put patients at risk as these products have not been proven to be safe or effective. The deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases.

Rochester, Minnesota - Antibiotics are important drugs. It would be difficult to overstate the benefit penicillin and other antibiotics have played in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and minimizing serious complications of disease.

Rochester, Minnesota - A large outbreak of plague, including the rare form known as pneumonic plague, has health officials in Madagascar working to prevent the bacterial infection from spreading to neighboring countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there have been more than 1,800 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of plague since August 1, including 127 deaths.

Rochester, Minnesota - The greatest of all holidays  "International Coffee Day" was celebrated by all (we assume) on September 29. If you're like us, though, you don't need a designated day to celebrate the joys of coffee because every day is Coffee Day. But should it be? Or is our favorite beverage doing nothing more than stunting our growth, dehydrating us, and putting us at an increased risk for other health problems?

Bonn, Germany - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today rallied city, state and regional leaders at the largest gathering on global subnational climate action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Scottsdale, Arizona - You know fitness is important for your health and well-being. But, your days are a blur of work, household chores, errands, and time with family and friends. Setting aside enough time to sleep - let alone exercise - can be tough.