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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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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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California Company Recalls Spices Implicated in Salmonella Outbreak

A new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak is emerging, this time linked to pepper products made by Union International Food Company (UIFC). The company is recalling several varieties of its white and black pepper, as well as other spices as a precaution. … Continue reading

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Generic Digoxin Tablets Recalled

.!. Oliver Twist dvd Potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">defective digoxin tablets have been recalled by generic drug maker Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. According to the recall notice, the tablets may differ in size and therefore could contain too much or too little … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oklahoma Restaurant Linked to Historic E. coli Outbreak is Sued

What is believed to be the first such lawsuit has been filed in connection with the historic outbreak of the rare < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/16335">E. coli O111 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot on dvd strain that originated at the Country Cottage … Continue reading

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Hand Washing Is the Best Way to Prevent MRSA

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mrsa_infections">MRSA The Road to El Dorado the movie —Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—has long been known to be passed via health care workers and equipment and is best known for its ability to fight off the effects of a growing array … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Alleged Florida Swindler, Arthur Nadel, Given Continuance to Find New Representation

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Arthur_Nadel_Ponzi_Scheme">Arthur Nadel Shrink film has been given 30 days to find a new attorney. According to CNBC, the accused Ponzi schemer was granted the 30-day continuance after a federal judge refused to allow him access to some of his … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

TVA Claims Water Near Fly Ash Spill Safe for Recreation, Tests Disagree

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) just announced that damaged roads are being resurfaced, river dredging continues, and word should be released soon regarding to where the massive mountain of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">coal fly ash that spilled on December 22 will be … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

Kickback Charges Against Orthopedic Device Makers Dropped

Criminal charges were dismissed yesterday against several orthopedic device makers because they have fulfilled the terms of deferred prosecution agreements they reached with U.S. prosecutors a year and half ago. According to Dow Jones News Wire, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/durom_cup">Zimmer Holdings Inc., … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Yamaha Rhino Vehicles Recalled Following 46 Deaths

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA is recalling 120,000 dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">Rhino off-road vehicles. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the defective Yamaha Rhino vehicles have been linked to 46 deaths. Yamaha has announced a free repair program to address … Continue reading

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Pistachios Named in Latest Salmonella Scare

Consumers nationwide are being warned to avoid pistachios and pistachio-containing products. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pistachios made by the nation’s second largest producer – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc – may be tainted with < … Continue reading

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Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums Recalled Due to Bursting Batteries

About 320,000 Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums have been recalled by Electrolux Home Care Products Inc., of Bloomington, Illinois. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuum’s battery can expand and burst, which poses a risk of injury to the user and bystanders, … Continue reading

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