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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Beckman Coulter Issues Class I Recall for Blood Chemistry Analyzer

Beckman Coulter, Inc., just issued a recall deemed a Class I by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Synchron LX Clinical Systems Ion Selective Electrolyte (ISE) Flow Cell. The medical device, said the FDA, provides incorrect … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

States Consider Crib Bumper Bans

As we have written, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">baby crib bumpers might be adorable but they may actually pose deadly risks in the nursery. Now, says WPRI, the state of Maryland is looking to take the dangerous children’s products off store shelves. The … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Toyota Recall Report Sites Organizational Problems

In response to its massive, headline-making domestic and international recalls, Toyota Motor Corporation’s president, Akio Toyoda, developed the North American Quality Advisory Panel in March 2010. Recalls were linked to unintended acceleration issues, noted Bloomberg News. The record < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Salmonella Cases Linked to Frogs

A pet frog, the African dwarf frog, meant for home aquariums, has been linked to over 200 cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella typhimurium poisoning in recent months. Many of the illnesses have been reported in children under the age of 10 … Continue reading

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Inhaled COPD Drugs Linked to Urinary Issues in Men

A new study finds that men who take drugs like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Atrovent, Combivent, and Spiriva to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer from acute urinary retention. The study is published in the May 23 issue … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Salad Eyed in Portillo’s Salmonella Outbreak

The growing Illinois Salmonella outbreak has been initially linked to salad served at Portillo’ restaurant, say local and state health officials investigating the St. Charles restaurant foodborne outbreak. In a just-released press release, the Kane County Health Department said that … Continue reading

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Conference Highlights Cell Phone Radiation Studies

A raft of new studies provides proof that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation can impact human health in a variety of ways, a group of scientists claim. The new research on cell phone radiation, all of which was published in the … Continue reading

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Sony to Lose at Least $171 Million over PlayStation Network Hack

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Sony PlayStation Network breach is likely to cost the company well over $100 million. In reality, however, the hack could cost Sony even more, as this new estimate doesn’t take into account lawsuits that have or will be … Continue reading

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