Daily Archives: May 30, 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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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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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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Lawsuit Claims Baby Got Salmonella From Tainted Dog Food

A federal lawsuit claims that a baby became infected with the Salmonella pathogen from tainted dog food. The New Jersey Law Journal believes this may be the first lawsuit in the nation resulting from the ongoing Diamond Pet Foods recalls … Continue reading

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

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. According to a Bloomberg report, the Ohio House of Representatives and … Continue reading

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Accretive Health Inc. Faces More Scrutiny over Debt Collection Practices

Accretive Health Inc., the medical debt collector under fire for its heavy handed tactics, will take center stage today at a U.S. Senate field hearing to discuss the adequacy of federal laws that are supposed to protect patients’ access to … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Johnson & Johnson On Tampons, K-Y Liquidbeads

Federal health regulators have just issued a new warning to Johnson & Johnson. This time, the company is being faulted for issues regarding  O.B. Tampons and its K-Y Liquidbeads product, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It … Continue reading

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Propecia Sexual Side Effects Led to Son’s Suicide, Doctor Claims

An emergency room doctor is warning men not to take Propecia, likening use of Merck & Co.’s prescription baldness remedy to “Russian roulette.”  According to a report from the Baltimore Courts Examiner, Dr. John Santmann, who recently joined a protest … Continue reading

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