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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

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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BPA Study Highlights Pregnancy Dangers

Emerging research reveals new links with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and adverse reactions. According to EMaxHealth, “increased muscle tone, tremors, and abnormal movements” appeared in the baby of a woman who tested with very high BPA urine levels. The … Continue reading

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Children’s, Infant’s Acetaminophen To Be Standardized

Existing formulations of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">liquid acetaminophen for infants are being removed from shelves and will be replaced the same drug concentration as the current version for children, said The LA Times, citing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs makers. The change will occur … Continue reading

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Sony Faces Criticism for Failure to Prevent PlayStation Network Hack

A new report from PC World asserts that Sony could have done more to prevent the< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit"> PlayStation Network breach. Some also criticized Sony for the way it handled the aftermath of the PlayStation Network hack. The security breaches have … Continue reading

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Widespread Use of Triclosan Raises Health, Environmental Concerns

The antimicrobial < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan">triclosan, used to kill dangerous microorganisms, has become so commonplace that it can be found in an enormous array of personal car products, is infiltrating our environment, and is contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. … Continue reading

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NYC Council Members Introduce PCB Bill

Lawmakers just introduced three bills mandating increased oversight of New York City’s $708 million program to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs from city schools, said Staten Island Live. Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with PCBs—polychlorinated … Continue reading

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Fracture Risk Prompts Experts to Recommend Bisphosphonate Changes

Experts are recommending that doctors change the way they prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">bisphosphonates like Fosamax, in light of recent research indicating the osteoporosis drugs may be associated with serious thigh fractures. The changes impact not only who may be treated with … Continue reading

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Maclaren Strollers Still Pose Amputation Risk, Recall Reissued

At least five more children have had fingers amputated by defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Maclaren strollers, prompting the company to reissue a recall it announced in November 2009. According to the newly issued Maclaren stroller recall notice, the hinge mechanism poses a … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Risperdal Settlement Could Cost $1 Billion

We recently wrote that beleaguered drug giant, Johnson & Johnson earmarked an unknown sum of money to resolve its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/risperdal">Risperdal woes with the federal government. Good thing. The Wall Street Journal reports that federal prosecutors are looking for about … Continue reading

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Louisiana Oil and Gas Companies Push Law that Robs Property Owners of Their Rights

It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. Lawmakers in Louisiana – a state still trying to recover from last year’s catastrophic BP oil spill – are seriously considering legislation that would let BP and other energy companies escape < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">liability for … Continue reading

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