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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


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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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Nursing Home Residents Receiving Too Many Antipsychotics

We have long been following and written about the dangerous problem of the needless dosing of the elderly with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and sedatives. These drugs are sometimes given for seemingly pointless reasons and, on occasion, appear to be linked to … Continue reading

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Lawsuits Claim Zimmer NexGen LPS Knee Components are Defective

Three people have filed separate lawsuits alleging injuries as a result of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-LPS-FLEX-Knee-Implant-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Zimmer NexGen LPS knee replacements. The plaintiffs claim that because of complications caused by Zimmer NexGen LPS “high-flex” components, they were forced to undergo revision surgeries. … Continue reading

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Lead Paint Prompts Recall Of Toy Story 3 Bowling Game

About 600 Toy Story 3 Bowling Game children’s toys have been recalled over lead contamination concerns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The contaminated Toy Story 3 Bowling Games were manufactured in China and imported by G.A. … Continue reading

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Abbott Recalls MitraClip System

Abbott Laboratories just issued a recall of it < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">“MitraClip” system. The device is used to pin together leaky heart valves, but part of this delivery catheter can dislodge and fall off when the catheter is withdrawn, The Heart reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Study Finds PPIs up Fracture Risk by 30 Percent

A new study has found a link between the popular heart burn drugs known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of fractures. The study, which is published in the Annals of Family Medicine, concluded that PPIs … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

Del Monte Recalls Tomatoes For Possible Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte Fresh), was just advised that a limited number of grape tomatoes in a specific lot of grape tomatoes grown in Florida by Six L’s Packing Company may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Veterans Hospitals Used Tainted Triad Wipes

Despite a fairly large U.S. recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">contaminated alcohol prep pads, about 25 percent of Veterans Health Administration (VA) medical centers and its outpatient mail order pharmacy used the defective products that are at the center of a number … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

SAR vs. EMR: An Expert Clarifies His Stance on Cell Phone Radiation

A leading expert on cell phone radiation wants to set the record straight about what information consumers must have to protect their health. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley, is seeking to … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer |

Study Finds Evidence Fracking is Behind Methane Contamination of Water Wells

A new study conducted by Duke University researchers is the first to link hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, with methane contamination of drinking water wells. According to a report from ProPublica, in some cases, the methane contamination documented by the study … Continue reading

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