FDA announced new regulations this week, according to which, gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood. With the new guidelines, a 32-year-old FDA ban under which blood donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM) was not allowed, has come to an end. It was enacted in 1983 because of concerns regarding the spread of the HIV virus via blood transfusions.
A recommendation has been made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose a ban on indoor tanning beds for those below the age of 18 years in the United States. The proposal is aimed at cutting down the skin cancer risk arising due to indoor tanning practices. Extensive studies on indoor tanning have been undertaken by medical researchers over past decades.
Amid concerns over the safety of genetically engineered salmon, American lawmakers have directed the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of the fish variety till the food regulator has in place proper labeling guidelines to “disclose to consumers whether the fish has been genetically altered”.