Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

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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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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America Girl Jewelry Kits Recalled Over Lead Content

A large recall of about 75,000 American Girl Craftsâ„¢ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits are being recalled because of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead poisoning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective American Girl Craftsâ„¢ Pearly … Continue reading

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EPA to Ban Several Rat Poisons

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced that, in an effort to better protect children, pets, and wildlife, it plans on moving to ban the sale of most < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose … Continue reading

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Pain, Disability Plague Many with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Rather than the relief that most hoped would follow hip replacement surgery, many patients who have received < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective-hip-implants-Johnson-and-Johnson-DePuy-Hip-Implant">metal-on-metal hip implants say the devices have left them in misery. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, some recipients of … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Benzene Spill

A new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/benzene">benzene lawsuit, a class action, alleges that a 1986 Shell Oil Company benzene spill damaged property values and ground water in Roxana, Illinois, said The Telegraph. Both BP and Shell operate refineries in the area that processed … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Hip Fracture Risk with Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another study has confirmed a risk of bone fractures associated with popular heart burn pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium and Prilosec. According to a report in Internal Medicine News, the study found that regular use of the drugs – called proton … Continue reading

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Salmonella on the Rise in U.S.

Foodborne pathogens can be dangerous, sometimes deadly, leaving sufferers with food poisoning symptoms that range from gastrointestinal upsets to serious life-long health issues. Now, says the Washington Post, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella poisoning cases have increased by 10 percent. This, even though … Continue reading

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Canada Looking at Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Risk

The popular birth control pills < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz and Yasmin will undergo a safety review in Canada to investigate their risk of blood clots. The Health Canada review was prompted by the release of two studies which found that the danger … Continue reading

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