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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Shameful Conditions Continue in Adult Homes

We have long been reporting on the horrendous conditions in some of this country’s nursing homes as well as some of the abuses suffered by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home residents.  In one such case, 54-year-old resident Karen Preston left the Roscoe … Continue reading

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New Salmonella Outbreak in Santa Fe

The Associated Press is reporting that New Mexico state health officials are investigating a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak involving nine people who fell ill after eating at Diego’s Restaurant in Santa Fe from late July to early August.  Patients range in … Continue reading

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Contaminant-Free Synthetic Heparin Under Development

Following over 80 American deaths and hundreds of illnesses attributed to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">contaminated heparin derived from pig intestines processed in China, chemist Robert J. Linhardt is making the blood-thinner heparin without using animal tissue. Conventional heparin is often made in … Continue reading

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Product Recalls Do Not Always Prevent Risk

Although < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">product recalls are considered by some to be a powerful way for regulators to ensure consumer safety—and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) points to the growing number of recalls as its indication the system is working—sometimes recalls … Continue reading

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Even Before Salmonella Outbreak, Mexican Peppers Often Turned Back for Filth, Disease, Even Poison

The Associated Press reports that federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden Mexican pepper shipments in the months prior to the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that sickened 1,400 people.  The outbreak was ultimately traced to … Continue reading

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Brokerages Not Keen on Buying Back Auction Rate Securities

Some brokers who sold < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities say they should not be expected to buy back the now-worthless investments from their customers.   Instead, the brokerages are arguing that the parties responsible for the auction rate mess – the investment … Continue reading

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Second Texas Bus Accident Lawsuit Filed

Another lawsuit has been filed in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">Texas bus crash that killed 17 people earlier this month.  The complaint, filed by the estate of Cham Nguyen,  alleges that  negligence on the part of the  owner and driver of the … Continue reading

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Yasmin Birth Control Pill Cited in Australian Death

A young woman taking the Yasmin birth control pill along with Accutane to combat acne has apparently died as a result of the contraceptive.  The 24-year-old Australian woman died on Monday from a pulmonary embolism, just four months after she … Continue reading

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Another Deceptive Vioxx Study Detailed

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx study that was supposedly meant to find out if the recalled painkiller was less likely to cause stomach problems than another drug was really nothing more than a marketing ploy, a new report says.   According to Merck … Continue reading

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