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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Plaintiffs Seek Billion in Punitive Damages Over Texas Refinery Malfunction

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BP is facing the first of nearly 48,000 lawsuits alleging toxic exposure from people in the area of a Texas refinery who have promised to give the billions of dollars in punitive damages they seek to a charity, should their … Continue reading

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Investigators searching for new oil spilling from Deepwater Horizon rig into Gulf of Mexico

BP is currently conducting a test to determine if the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig and its Macando well is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico, more than two years after a deadly explosion and summer-long oil spill. … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Settlement Administrator Promises an Improved Claims Process

The new administrator of the court-supervised BP oil spill claims process is promising that things will be different this time.   According to a report from Nola.com, Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed oil-spill claims administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, began … Continue reading

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Judge Allows BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments to Resume

A federal judge overseeing transactions involving the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) for damages related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has ruled to lift a temporary halt on those payments after settling a matter involving attorney fees. … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Criminal Charges Coming Soon

BP oil spill criminal charges are expected soon. The massive spill ranks as the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, having paralyzed important segments of the Gulf Coast’s economy, including seafood and tourism. The BP oil spill began on … Continue reading

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More BP Oil Spill Compensation Sought for Shrimpers and Crabbers

A U.S. Representative from New Orleans is pressing the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to extend a new, more generous compensation protocol to more commercial shrimpers and crabbers who were harmed by the 2010 BP oil spill. According … Continue reading

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Crude Oil Chemicals, Solvents Tied to Heart Ailments

Not surprisingly, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gulf_oil_clean-up_workers_health_problems">health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continue to claim victims. This time, said Science Daily, an emerging study reveals that fetal exposure to one of the chemicals found in crude oils is … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Health Impact Hard to Measure

The emotional and physical health effects of theBP oil spill continue to linger, nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Even worse, Gulf Coast residents and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit"> BP oil spill clean-up workers … Continue reading

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BP Slams Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Claims Czar for Being Too Generous

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg has faced fire recently from claimants and politicians who say the claims process is too slow and payouts too stingy. But now it appears Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Center is … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Controversy Prompts Call for Investigation

Yet another lawmaker is aiming fire at the administrator of the BP oil spill claims fund. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, has called for an independent investigation of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims process. Recently Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the … Continue reading

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