Daily Archives: June 27, 2005

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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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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STUDY SUGGESTS CHILDREN WITH NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND VICE VERSA

A study of 237 children with type 2 diabetes done at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the June issue of Pediatric Diabetes, strongly suggests a link between that disease and previously diagnosed neuropsychiatric disease (NPD).The study showed … Continue reading

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TESTS SHOW SOME HIV DRUGS BLOCK GROWTH OF MALARIA-CAUSING PARASITES

Researchers at University of Queensland (Australia) have found that antiretroviral HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors stopped the parasite that causes malaria from growing. Moreover, the drugs also worked on strains of the parasite that had developed resistance to common … Continue reading

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DISCOVERY OF CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL IN ORGANICALLY RAISED CHINOOK SALMON RESULTS IN SUSPENSION OF SALES FROM SECOND CANADIAN FISH FARM THAT SHIPS TO THE U.S.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) scientists have found malachite green, a known carcinogen, in organically raised Chinook salmon in a second fish farm (Creative Salmon) on Vancouver Island.The chemical, which was once used to kill fungus in fish eggs, was … Continue reading

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MASSIVE DRUG RECALL OF ABLE LABORATORIESí ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE REMAINS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY ONE MONTH LATER

Although several millions of doses of numerous generic prescriptions drugs were unexpectedly pulled from the market in a massive drug recall over one month ago, neither the FDA nor the manufacturer have come forward with any information to explain the … Continue reading

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