Daily Archives: June 20, 2005

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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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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