Daily Archives: June 9, 2005

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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RESEARCHERS FIND THAT SLEEP APNEA MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING LIVER DISEASE

In a study of 163 nondrinking patients evaluated in a sleep disorder clinic, researchers found that approximately 33% of those with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had elevated liver enzymes. Dr. Lawrence Serfaty of Hopital Saint-Antoine (Paris) who led the … Continue reading

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STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DEPRESSION IN YOUNG ADULTS INCREASES THEIR RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES

A study of 32,257 people between 20 and 50 years of age with type 2 diabetes indicates that patients with newly diagnosed diabetes were more likely to have a history of depression (4.9%) than those without diabetes (3.8%). This finding … Continue reading

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HERB USED BY AMERICAN INDIANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS MAY PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR MENOPAUSE

Since 2002 there has been a serious ongoing debate over the potential risk of breast cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This scare has driven many women to seek out effective alternative menopausal therapies including untested herbal remedies. As … Continue reading

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COMBINATION OF TWO DRUGS PRESERVES FERTILITY IN YOUNG WOMEN UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY

Chemotherapy (especially high-dose) can damage the ovaries and, in many cases, cause permanent infertility. In a recent test, however, a combination of two drugs, taken as little as 96 hours before the commencement of chemotherapy, protected ovaries from its toxic … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, WHO ONCE LOBBIED FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY, REPEATED EDITED GOVERNMENT CLIMATE REPORTS TO PLAY DOWN LINKS BETWEEN GREENHOUSE GASES AND GLOBAL WARNING

In what many observers see as a policy driven intervention by the government that places politics above science a White House official who was once the oil industryís point man in its fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TOBACCO INDUSTRY AS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INEXPLICABLY REDUCES DAMAGE DEMAND BY OVER 92% IN CIVIL RACKETEERING CASE

The battle lines were drawn. The heavy artillery was in place. The enemy was cowering in fear. But, when the big guns opened fire; all anyone heard was a whimper; all anyone saw was a small puff of smoke. Sounds … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMISSION (CPSC) ANNOUNCES THE RECALL OF 116,000 PORTABLE DVD PLAYER BATTERY PACKS WHICH MAY EXPLODE WHILE BEING RECHARGED

On Wednesday, the CPSC announced the recall of approximately 116,000 portable DVD battery packs which can overheat and explode while being recharged thereby posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers. The battery packs were manufactured in China by Mintek … Continue reading

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