Daily Archives: June 20, 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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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NEW DIAGNOSTIC APPROACHES MAY PROVIDE AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE

Researchers involved in three separate studies are reporting diagnostic approaches involving brain scans and a blood test may offer a way to identify individuals who are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease years before the onset of actual symptoms.This … Continue reading

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NEW DIAGNOSTIC APPROACHES MAY PROVIDE AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE

Researchers involved in three separate studies are reporting diagnostic approaches involving brain scans and a blood test may offer a way to identify individuals who are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease years before the onset of actual symptoms.This … Continue reading

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MASTERCARD AND CARDSYSTEM SOLUTIONS GO ON DAMAGE CONTROL ANNOUNCING THAT ìONLYî ABOUT 200,000 CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS ARE AT A HIGHER RISK OF FRAUD OF THE 40 MILLION THAT HAD PERSONAL DATA STOLEN

Certainly, as numbers go, 68,000 is smaller than 13.9 million and 200,000 is less than 40 million. Unfortunately, that may be of little consolation when it comes to having your personal information stolen by a thief who is looking to … Continue reading

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STUDY SUGGESTS DELAY BETWEEN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER MAY NOT AFFECT OUTCOME

In a study done at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, researchers have found that a delay in treating prostate cancer may not significantly affect the ultimate outcome for the patient.Analysis of the records of 1,322 men diagnosed and … Continue reading

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