Daily Archives: June 5, 2005

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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FIVE-YEAR STUDY SUGGESTS VITAMIN E-RELATED COMPOUND MAY KILL CANCER CELLS CAUSED BY ASBESTOS RELATED MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer found in the lining of the chest, the abdominal cavity, and area around the heart. It is primarily caused by exposure to airborne asbestos particles and has a latency period of between 30 and … Continue reading

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HEALTH INSURERS WIN $12 MILLION VERDICT IN FEDERAL COURT ACTION AGAINST MYLAN LABORATORIES FOR INFLATING GENERIC DRUG PRICES

Mylan Laboratories, Inc. is no stranger to legal problems. On November 29, 2000 the Federal Trade Commission approved a $100 million settlement with Mylan Laboratories (the largest monetary settlement in Commission history) to be paid into a fund for distribution … Continue reading

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HEALTH COSTS CONNECTED WITH OBESITY NOW EXCEED THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH ILLNESSES CAUSED BY SMOKING, DRINKING, AND AGING

The 14th European Congress on Obesity has presented research that the medical consequences of obesity have now become a global problem in terms of increased healthcare costs. In fact, those costs now exceed expenditures for illnesses related to smoking, drinking, … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO SMOKE OR HAVE LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO SECONDHAND SMOKE ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP BREAST CANCER

A Canadian study published in the International Journal of Cancer claims that women who smoke, or who have long-term exposure to secondhand smoke, have more than twice the risk of developing breast cancer in their childbearing years. Although a link … Continue reading

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BRITISH STUDY FINDS SMOKING INCREASES RISK OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AND SUBSEQUENT BLINDNESS) IN OLDER ADULTS

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Now, a study published in the may issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology has found clinical evidence that smokers are twice as likely to develop … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND HOME SHOPPING NETWORK ANNOUNCE RECALL OF WELBILT ELECTRONIC PRESSURE COOKERS

The CPSC has warned consumers to discontinue using their Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers immediately. The 3,500 units were manufactured in Korea by DRECO, Ltd. under model number PC501 and were sold by HSN LP (Home Shopping Network) of St. Petersburg, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

FDA ISSUES WARNING CONCERNING POSSIBLE ABUSE OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN (DXM), AN INGREDIENT IN MANY OVER THE COUNTER COUGH AND COLD REMEDIES, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE RECENT DEATHS OF FIVE TEENAGERS

This important warning was released by the FDA on May 20 (before newsinferno.com began publishing online news). However, the danger involved is so serious we wish to take this opportunity to remind the public of this potential hazard. DXM is … Continue reading

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STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DISEASES CAUSED BY SOME TOXINS MAY BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH SEVERAL GENERATIONS

In studies involving the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), the scientific community was compelled to acknowledge the very real possibility that toxic exposure could have trans-generational effects. DES was a synthetic estrogen, manufactured by a number of pharmaceutical companies between the 1940s … Continue reading

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