FDA chief: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers on Thursday that an infant formula factory closed could be up and running as soon as next week, though he avoided questioning whether his agency should have stepped in sooner to fix the plant’s issues that triggered the nationwide shortage. FDA Commissioner … Read more

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the baby formula shortage?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many parents seek out infant formula after a combination of short-term and long-term issues hit most of the biggest American brands. Millions of babies in the United States depend on formula, which is the only recommended source of nutrition for infants who are not exclusively breastfed. Here’s a look at what’s behind … Read more

Experimental health tracker detects how drunk you are

Imagine a future where, after a night out bar-hopping with friends, you can pull out your phone, check out a smartphone app connected to a wireless device stuck to the side of your arm, and find out exactly how much you are hammered. It looks like something you might see in the first few minutes … Read more