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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Wide Range of Later Cancer Risk for Children Receiving Radiation in Heart Surgeries

Many children with heart disease who are exposed to radiation during imaging procedures are at greater risk for developing cancer later in their lives. Since an increasing number of children with heart disease now live to adulthood, this risk could … Continue reading

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Pediatric CT Scans Trigger 5,000 U.S. Cancers

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Children appear to be at particular risk for future cancer from the 4 million computerized tomography (CT) scans conducted on patients under the age of 15 in the United States. The CTs, said Bloomberg News, may lead to nearly 5,000 … Continue reading

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Girls Exposed to Chest Radiation Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

In disturbing news, an emerging study reveals that girls exposed to chest radiation have increased risks for developing breast cancer. The study found that the increased likelihood was similar to risks seen in women with a genetic risk for the … Continue reading

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Europe Bans Airport X-ray Scanners Over Health Concerns

Europe has banned the use of airport X-ray scanners over health concerns. The European Union (EU) issued the ruling banning the devices in every European airport after the agency that enforces rules throughout the EU’s 27 member nations, the European … Continue reading

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PET Scan Drug Side Effects Being Investigated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a notification to the medical imaging community and the public concerning the potential for inadvertent, increased radiation exposure in patients who underwent or will undergo cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Exposed to Excess Radiation from Unnecessary CT Scans

Hospitals around the country have exposed thousands of Medicare chest patients to what are most likely < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/CT_CAT_Scan_Radiation_Overdose">unnecessary double CT scans. According to a report in The New York Times, hospitals performed 76,000 such scans on Medicare patients in 2008, … Continue reading

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Study Says Observation First Could Cut CT Scans in Children with Head Injuries

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics says children are being subjected to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">unnecessary CT scans following head injuries. The authors of the study, researchers at Boston and UC Davis, call for more children to be placed under … Continue reading

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Emergency Rooms Performing more CT Scans on Children

A new study has found that children are undergoing five times more CT scans in the emergency room than they were in the recent past. The study, published online in the journal Radiology, is raising new questions about the amount … Continue reading

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Airport Backscatter X-Ray Scanners Continue to Raise Safety Questions

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is taking another look at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation levels emitted from some of its new airport full-body scanners after tests found some devices were emitting radiation that was 10 times higher than normal. Though it … Continue reading

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CT Scan Radiation Overdoses Reported at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia

Another large hospital is at the center of a scandal involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation overdoses from CT scans. According to The New York Times, the CT scan radiation overdoses occurred at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for more than … Continue reading

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