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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Salmonella Risk Prompts Herbal Tea Recall

Teavana Corporation just issued a product recall of 2,659 lbs of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., of Basin City, Washington, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recalled product has the potential to be contaminated … Continue reading

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New Jersey Nursing Home Aid Arrested After Abuse Caught On Tape

Despite the prevalence of so-called “nanny cams” and increased attention into the mounting scandals concerning < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_abuse_statistics">nursing home abuse, yet another case of elder abuse is making headlines. This time, says NJ.com, a nurse’s aide hit an 87-year-old paralyzed woman, … Continue reading

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Use of Prevnar, ActHIB Vaccines Halted in Japan After Child Deaths

Four children have died in Japan after being vaccinated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Prevnar and ActHIB. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese government has stopped use of these vaccines and, now, international health authorities are looking into potential side effects … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Health Risks Can Be Reduced

A just-released study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concludes that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phones radiation does change brain activity.The study, conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), found that 50-minutes of cell phone … Continue reading

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Mountain Dew Mouth Ruining Children’s Teeth

Poor children in Appalachia are being stricken with high levels of tooth decay, and even tooth loss, that some dentists have linked to Mountain Dew, PepsiCo.’s popular soft drink that is made with high levels of caffeine and sugar. Some … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Says Radioactive Fracking Wastewater Not Tainting Rivers, but EPA Wants More Tests

Pennsylvania and federal regulators have different views about the dumping of radioactive fracking wastewater from Marcellus shale natural gas drilling into the state’s rivers and streams. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says its monitoring of seven state rivers … Continue reading

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NSAID Side Effects Could Include Erectile Dysfunction

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">NSAIDs—nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs— previously been linked to increased stroke and heart attack risks, have now been connected with erectile dysfunction (ED) with regular use, says MedScape. The emerging study, a prospective cohort, appeared online last month and in the … Continue reading

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New York Targets Wage and Hour Theft

Starting April 12, employers in New York will face tougher penalties if they violate wage and hour laws. The state’s newly-adopted New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) also imposes new notification requirements on employers. According to The National Law … Continue reading

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