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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Group Lists Cities with Most Dirty Restaurants

A new report entitled “Dirty Dining” that was issued by the consumer group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has ranked 20 U.S. cities for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">restaurant health.  Austin, Texas, and Boston hold the worst rankings; Tucson, … Continue reading

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New York Physician Misconduct Bill Now Law

Under a bill that was just signed into law yesterday by New York Governor David A. Paterson, physicians who are charged with misconduct or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">malpractice can now be publicly identified.  Also as part of the law, the state Department … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Vioxx and Bextra Dangers

Another study has confirmed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bextra">Bextra increase the risk of having a stroke.  Both Bextra and Vioxx were removed from the market because of their association with heart attacks and stroke. This latest study, which looked … Continue reading

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Banks Lining Up to Settle Auction Rate Securities Charges

Since yesterday, two large investment banks- Citigroup and UBS – have agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they sold to investors when the market for the vehicles was on the verge of collapse.  … Continue reading

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Simvastatin and Amiodarone Linked to Possibly Fatal Muscle Disease

The combination of simvastatin and amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmia medication, has been linked to a rare muscle condition that can cause kidney damage and death.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first warned against combining the drugs in 2002 because of … Continue reading

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Tysabri Lawsuit to Stay in State Court

A lawsuit over injuries allegedly caused by  the multiple sclerosis drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, is staying in Massachusetts  state court.  The decision in the  Tysabri case is a win for the opponents of federal preemption theory, which holds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Food … Continue reading

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Cipro Tendon Injury Still Plagues Anthrax Attack Victim

Victims of the 2001 anthrax attacks are still dealing with some difficult health issues.   Surprisingly, their difficulties have nothing to do with the deadly virus itself, but rather were caused by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro, the medicine that was supposed to make … Continue reading

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