Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Toys “R” Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Center For Choking Hazard

Toys R Us just issued a recall of its Imaginarium Activity Centers for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. About 24,000 Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Centers, which were manufactured in China and imported by Toys R Us … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Issued For Potentially Contaminated Ultrasound Gel

A Class I recall has been issued for potentially contaminated ultrasound gel, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. A Class I recall involves a situation in which there exists a reasonable probability that the use of or … Continue reading

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New York Nursing Home, Hospital Named In Neglect Lawsuit

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Nassau County, New York, woman who died, allegedly, as a result of nursing home negligence on the part of the Cold Spring Hills … Continue reading

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Accutane Associated with Double Risk of Eye Disorders

A new study has associated the acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin) with an increased chance of developing some form of eye disorder. According to a report from HealthDay News, researchers at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel have found that people … Continue reading

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8-Year Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Mail Order Hatchery

The mystery behind a long-running, eight-year Salmonella outbreak has been linked to a mail order hatchery. This, following years of tests, tracebacks, and interviews. The outbreak, said MSNBC, sickened 316 people in 43 states between 2004 and 2011. The strain, … Continue reading

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Study Sees Link between SSRI Antidepressants, Early Birth and Newborn Seizures

Yet another study has found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants may be dangerous for babies whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy.  According to the study, which was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, babies … Continue reading

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Study Finds Esophageal Cancer Risk from Fosamax, Other Bisphosphonates May be Greater than Thought

A new study of adverse event reports involving Fosamax and other bisphosphonates has found that the risk of esophageal cancer associated with these drugs may be higher than first thought.  A study abstract published in advance of this week’s annual … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Warning For Counterfeit Adderall

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning about counterfeit Adderall. The counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall tablets were purchased on the Internet and contain fake active ingredients. The bogus pills are meant to imitate … Continue reading

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Task Force Finds Hormone Replacement Therapy Risky for Most Post-Menopausal Women

A domestic task force has recommended against menopausal women using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to prevent potential future chronic disease. According to a CNN.com report this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined there are more risks than … Continue reading

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Bluefin Tuna Carry Radiation From Japan’s Damaged Nuclear Reactor to U.S. Shores

Some Bluefin tuna showing up off the Pacific Coast of the U.S. are contaminated with  radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor, according to breaking news releases. This is the first time such large migrating fish have been shown to contain … Continue reading

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