Daily Archives: June 6, 2005

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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WOMEN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) SUFFER MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS AND MORE EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT THAN MEN

This past week, a team of researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, presented the findings of a study comparing men and women with confirmed cases of childhood ADHD to a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS OBESITY AND PROSTATE CANCER ARE A DANGEROUS COMBINATION FOR SEVERAL REASONS

A study presented to the annual meeting of the American Urological Society last week indicates that obesity appears to: (1) increase a manís risk of developing prostate cancer (particularly in younger men); (2) increase the risk that the cancer will … Continue reading

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EXPERTS STRESS THE NEED FOR CONSUMERS TO LOOK PAST ADVERTISING CLAIMS ON PRE-PACKAGED FOODS AND TO BE GUIDED BY THE ACTUAL NUTRITION INFORMATION INSTEAD

The various arms of the food industry have a single goal and that is to sell as much of their product as possible. Thus, whether it be prepared food, fast-food, pre-packaged food, or restaurant food, the marketing "hype" must be … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE POST-TRANSPLANT DEATHS PROMPT HEALTH OFFICIALS TO RECOMMEND BETTER TRACKING PROCEDURES

As we reported on May 25, health officials have now linked the deaths of at least six transplant patients to a viral infection known as LCMV (lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus). The virus is carried by approximately 5% of all rodents and … Continue reading

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