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Medical Devices Could Face Cyber Threats, Warns FDA
2013-06-14 12:03:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The conversation of cyber security has largely focused on the issue of protecting national security and the private sector. Without proper preventive measures in place, hackers, spies and terrorists could inflict great harm upon our businesses and critical infrastructures. Now the FDA is trying to bring medical device makers into the conversation, asking them to upgrade their devices and systems to prevent dangerous attacks...

Tanning Bed Warning Labels May Be Required By The FDA
2013-05-07 05:37:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing for stricter warning labels on tanning beds — labels which would recommend that such devices not be used by anyone under the age of 18. According to Liz Szabo of USA Today, sunlamp products that emit ultraviolet radiation are currently regulated as class 1 devices, putting them in the same “low-risk” category as adhesive bandages and tongue depressors. Class...

New FDA Draft Proposal On X-Ray Imaging For Children
2012-05-10 06:40:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a proposal to encourage X-ray manufacturers to consider children´s safety in the development of new imaging devices. The FDA is recommending that manufacturers who create new X-ray imaging devices include protocols and instructions for use on pediatric patients. The draft proposal by the FDA also advocates that companies who cannot demonstrate safe and effective use of the X-ray imaging...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'