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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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New Jersey Company Recalls Ham Products Over Possible Listeria

Specialities Agro Alimentation, of Millington, New Jersey, is recalling approximately 5,700 pounds of imported boneless Serrano ham products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Former Swimmer Files Suit over DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System

A former competitive swimmer has filed suit in the U.S. over injuries she sustained as a result of DePuy Orthopaedic’s now-recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">ASR Hip Resurfacing System. According to her lawsuit, Charlotte Mustard suffered severe and debilitating injuries after receiving the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Alfalfa Sprout Warning

Yesterday, we wrote that public health officials in Idaho warned consumers to throw out alfalfa sprouts from Evergreen Produce of Moyie Springs, because of a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak. Since, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

E. coli Linked to Alabama Waterpark Hospitalizes 6 Children

Six young children have been hospitalized for what is believed to be < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli poisoning linked to an indoor water park in Arizona. The children, aged 1 to 7, fell ill after swimming at the potentially contaminated Opelika SportsPlex … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning |

Health Canada Reviewing Champix for Heart Side Effects

Health Canada is reviewing the smoking cessation drug Champix (sold as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix is the U.S.) for a possible link to heart problems. The Health Canada announcement follows last week’s notification by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that … Continue reading

Posted in Chantix, Pharmaceuticals |

Male Mice Exposed to BPA Less Masculine, Study Finds

We’ve long been writing about the negative health effects linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—citing that the polycarbonate plastic chemical works in the body as an anti-androgen. Anti-androgens are substances that block hormone activity by mimicking estrogen, a powerful female hormone. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover Recalled Due to Burn Risk

Nature Relief is recalling its Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The FDA advises that the active ingredient, calcium oxide, can cause severe burns of the skin, particularly to areas … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls |

Driller Challenges Morgantown, West Virginia Fracking Ban

Morgantown, West Virginia is already facing a lawsuit over a natural gas drilling ban City Council approved last week. Northeast Natural Energy filed suit in Monongalia County Circuit Court claiming the ordinance, which imposes a ban horizontal drilling with hydraulic … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

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