May 17, 2011
FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever
Two U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory committees plan to meet Tuesday and
Wednesday to decide whether to recommend that the dosing
instructions on the labels of medicines containing acetaminophen
need to be fine-tuned to protect children under the age of 2
against possible liver failure and even death.
Foreskin May Be Reservoir for HPV
The penile foreskin can
harbor the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for cervical
cancer and genital warts, although experts disagree on whether this
means that boys as well as girls should get vaccinations designed
to prevent later sexual transmission.