Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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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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Cipro and Certain Other Antibiotics may cause Serious Complications

New studies have found that people taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox are 2 to 3 times more susceptible to life-threatening damage to their aorta. The aorta is the body’s main artery that carries oxygenated blood from … Continue reading

Posted in Cipro, Health Concerns, Levaquin, Pharmaceuticals |

Cell Phone Use and Links to Cancer Still under Debate

A massive 2-year study investigating the potential health hazards of cell phone use on rats and mice, conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), has just concluded. The study found that cell phone exposure increases the incidence of malignant gliomas … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Health Concerns |

Embolism Risk with da Vinci Xi in Heart Procedures

A warning at the end of May 2016 was issued by Intuitive Surgical concerning a risk that small particles could be introduced inside the heart during intra-cardiac procedures using its da Vinci Xi device. The da Vinci Xi received U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns |

Migraine Headache Patch Teva Linked to Serious Burns

Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Zecuity patch used for the treatment of symptoms of migraine headaches, has decided to temporarily suspend sales, marketing and distribution of its product and to investigate the cause of burns and scars reported by … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Heartburn Medication may have Risks Leading to Kidney Damage

Nexium is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug used to treat heartburn and is easily obtainable at a local supermarket or drugstore. Most consumers think that if a medication is OTC it is safe, as it does not require a doctor’s prescription. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Nexium, Pharmaceuticals |

Judge Will Not Halt J&J Metal Hip Litigation, Bellwether Cases Selected

Disregarding a motion by Johnson and Johnson, a Texas federal judge chose not to stay trials over an allegedly defective metal-on-metal hip implant. According to Law360, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade selected seven bellwether cases for trial. The decision follows … Continue reading

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