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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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China Bans BPA as U.S. Ignores Risk

While the United States continues to lag on implementing a nationwide ban on the toxic chemical < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—China and Malaysia have banned the ubiquitous polycarbonate plastic compound. Green Chip Stocks wrote that, at a press conference, the Chinese ministry … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

More Protein Supplements Recalled for Salmonella

Universal Nutrition of New Brunswick, New Jersey, just issued a recall of specific lots of its Gain Fast, LAVA, Real Gains, Super Whey Pro, Torrent, Ultra Mass 4500, Ultra Whey Pro, and Uni-Syn protein supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Botulism Risk Cited in Pickled Beet Recall

Lakeside Foods Inc. of Wisconsin just issued a recall of about 3,000 cans of its pickled beets, which were sold between December 2009 and January 2011, Sign On Detroit just announced. Some cans of the company’s 105-ounce pickled sliced beets … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Food Poisoning |

NY Senators Call for Audit After Fatal Bus Crashes

Following a second < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">fatal bus crash this month, Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor legislation to strengthen bus safety and improve driver training. “The tragedy of two fatal crashes in just four … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Bus Accident |

Overuse of Generic Tylenol Led to Florida Man’s Death

The death of a Florida man is being blamed on his use of over-the-counter painkillers made with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen. According to a report on WPTV, doctors say 49-year-old Mark Erdman died in part because of liver damage brought on by … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Hydraulic Fracturing Behind Big Drop at West Virginia Reservoir

Hydraulic fracturing is being blamed for missing water at a West Virginia reservoir. According to the Wheeling Intelligencer, the water level at the Moundsville Reservoir dropped more than 10 feet over a few days last month. Now it turns out … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Axxent FlexiShield Mini Device Recalled After Breast Cancer Patients Left Polluted with Tungsten

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Axxent FlexiShield Mini, a device intended to protect parts of the body from unwanted radiation during cancer treatment, was named in a recall recently, after it injured several breast cancer patients. According to The New York Times, the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Lap Band Weight Loss Device Poses Risks, Study Says

Although there have been changes to the weight loss device since its introduction, an older version of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Lap-Band device can lead to significant complications over time, say Belgian researchers. By placing a silicone band around the upper stomach, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Japan Radiation Turns Up in Washington State

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