Daily Archives: June 1, 2005

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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FIRST BLOOD TEST FOR MESOTHELIOMA IS ANNOUNCED BUT, WHO GETS CREDIT FOR IT?

Although it seems clear that the first blood test for mesothelioma has been developed, there seems to some conflict as to who actually gets credit for this significant medical breakthrough. Some news sources attribute the test known as MESOMARK to … Continue reading

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PILOT STUDY SUGGESTS LINK BETWEEN FATTY ACIDS AND AUTISM

A pilot study suggests there may be a link between autism and a deficiency in fatty acids. The study, which was done in Scotland, found that children with autism may metabolize fatty acids quicker thereby leading to a deficiency. Fatty … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: RARE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE NOW REPORTED IN CANADA

After reporting (see May 31 edition) the reappearance of LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum), a rare sexually transmitted disease (STD) in a number of major cities in the United States, we have now learned that Canadian public health agency has confirmed 22 … Continue reading

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FIVE FOODS WHICH SHOULD BE PART OF A HEART-HEALTHY DIET

Nutrition experts agree there are a number of foods (and their food groups) which should be a regular part of a heart-healthy diet. Five of those foods and their beneficial properties are listed below: Salmon ñ Oily fish like salmon, … Continue reading

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AS 700,000 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS JOIN TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS, EVIDENCE SURFACES THAT CIGARETTE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED WOMEN

As part of this yearís World No Tobacco Day (5/31/05), where the theme was "Health Professionals against Tobacco," the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invited more than 520 health professional and support organizations with over 700,000 members in 30 countries … Continue reading

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WORKERS MAY BE AT RISK FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS CAUSED BY INDUSTRIAL SOLVENT

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a powerful industrial solvent and degreaser used to clean metal parts. An Italian study published in the May issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that it may do a lot more than that. … Continue reading

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FIRST BLOOD TEST FOR MESOTHELIOMA IS ANNOUNCED BUT, WHO GETS CREDIT FOR IT?

Although it seems clear that the first blood test for mesothelioma has been developed, there seems to some conflict as to who actually gets credit for this significant medical breakthrough. Some news sources attribute the test known as MESOMARK to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

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