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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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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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Gas Fireplaces Recalled for Laceration Hazard

A product recall involving about 40 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Gas Fireplaces has been implemented due to laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective gas fireplaces were manufactured in Canada by Kingsman Fireplaces, of Canada and sold … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Exactly how dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation might be has been an issue of dispute, with the industry, not surprisingly, insisting the devices are safe. While numerous studies point to links between the devices and dangerous diseases including cancer and … Continue reading

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Plan for Waste Injection Well in Conroe Oil Field Ignites Controversy in Texas

Concerned residents of Conroe, Texas have been fighting a five year battle to prevent the opening of an underground landfill on an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">old oil field because of concerns it will poison aquifers that provide drinking water to millions of … Continue reading

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Most Triad Alcohol Wipes Tested Found to be Tainted

Following a number of recalls, contamination with the Bacillus cereus pathogen AND the Elizabethkingia meningoseptic pathogen, and allegations of life-threatening illnesses and death, an investigation into Triad Group’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs has found that … Continue reading

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CDC Investigating Two Food Poisoning Outbreaks

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) just announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently said that the total number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning cases in two particular outbreaks has risen to 26. … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crises Takes Ominous Turn, More Radiation Detected in Western U.S.

As the Japan nuclear crises worsened today, it was also learned that several more Western states have detected small amounts of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radiation that apparently made its way across the Pacific Ocean. According to a statement on the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

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Drug Resistant Superbug Reported in California Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are being plagued with a potentially fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hospital_infections">drug-resistant infection, with over 350 cases reported in Southern California. Health officials say additional tracking is needed, wrote the LA Times. The bacterium—Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP)—is turning up at healthcare … Continue reading

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Texas Fracking Disclosure Bill Could Change Regulatory Landscape

A bill in Texas that would require the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing could become a model for other states if it is adopted. According to a report in The New York Times, the bill, which was introduced … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Recalls Surgical Drainage Products for Sterility Problems

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit is issuing another recall, this time for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">surgical drainage products that may not be sterile. It was only last month that Ethicon recalled 70,000 vials of its Dermabond Wound Product, a liquid wound-sealing product, … Continue reading

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