Daily Archives: June 12, 2005

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IS THE SUBJECT OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

An international scientific conference, Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals-2005, is taking place this week in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 200 participants from around the world will discuss skin exposure to toxic, irritant, and allergenic chemicals in the … Continue reading

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MOSQUITO-KILLING FUNGI (HARMLESS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT) SEEN AS POTENTIALLY IMPORTANT WEAPONS IN GLOBAL BATTLE AGAINST MALARIA

Malaria kills over 1,000,000 people worldwide each year with the heaviest toll among pregnant women and children under five. Despite more effective drugs and better mosquito nets, the problem is not getting any better due to bureaucratic delays and health … Continue reading

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EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT STRATEGY PROVES EFFECTIVE IN ATTACKING DRUG-RESISTANT MULTIPLE MYELOMA CELLS

Multiple myeloma is a deadly blood cancer that killed an estimated 11,000 Americans in 2004. It is also resistant to certain important cancer drugs. That may be changing, however, as a result of research being done at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. … Continue reading

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) FINDS DROP IN THE RATE OF HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OF DIABETICS FOR POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE REASONS BETWEEN 1994 AND 2002

Research from the CDC found, that in the eight years from 1994 to 2002, the rate of diabetics being admitted to the hospital for potentially preventable reasons fell by 35%. The data was presented at a meeting of the American … Continue reading

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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SETTLES 19 PENDING SEXUAL ABUSE CASES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SEATTLE FOR $22.9 MILLION

Still plagued by scores of sexual abuse cases and the negative publicity they generate, the Roman Catholic Church has settled 15 cases in the Archdiocese of San Francisco for $21.2 million and 4 cases in the Archdiocese of Seattle for … Continue reading

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