Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Parents Worry about the Safety of Talcum Powder Use for Infants and Children

In light of the recent St. Louis trial verdict linking the use of Johnson’s Baby Powder to the development of ovarian cancer, parents are questioning the safety of talcum powder for use on babies and small children. Kelly Hartzell, owner … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Whole Foods Receives FDA Warning Letter Citing Serious Violations

A letter dated June 8, 2016 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sent to Whole Foods Co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb after a February inspection revealed some alarming violations. The Whole Foods food preparation facility in … Continue reading

Posted in Food Products, Health Concerns, Legal News, Listeria |

Stronger Warnings Added to Invokana Diabetes Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued more severe warnings about the popular diabetes medication Invokana (canagliflozin) and an increased risk of amputation and other serious side effects including severe urinary tract infection, kidney failure, and heart … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Within One Month, FDA Issues Two Safety Alerts for Invokana

In the last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two separate safety warnings involving the type 2 diabetes drug Invokana (canagliflozin). On May 18, 2016, and FDA alert reported that patients in a clinical trial studying Janssen … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Is It Safe to Use Spray Self-Tanners?

With increased awareness about the risks of UV exposure, more consumers are starting to use products that produce a tan without the damaging effects of the sun. But are these products safe? Time magazine reports that, according to dermatology experts, … Continue reading

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