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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Cell Towers Being Tested for Potential Health Risks in Maryland Town

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A Maryland county is having a town’s cell phone towers tested for health risks following a unanimous town commission vote. The Poolesville water tower’s cell phone towers have brought in more than $1 million in rental fees paid by cell … Continue reading

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FCC to Re-Examine Cell Phone Radio Wave Health Effects

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just announced that it is, again, looking into the health effects of cell phone radio waves. The United States regulator said it is seeking comment from other agencies and health experts on whether it should … Continue reading

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San Francisco Cell Phone Radiation Law Overturned

San Francisco’s cell phone radiation law has just overturned by a federal appeals court. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has been working to enact an ordinance that would require retailers to display information on radiation and cell phones. The … Continue reading

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Sheryl Crow Blames Heavy Cell Phone Use for Her Brain Tumor

Singer Sheryl Crow recently confirmed that she’s been diagnosed with a brain tumor and she suspects her heavy cell phone use over the years is responsible for it. Crow told Katie Couric during an interview that she spent hours on … Continue reading

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FCC to Take Another Look at Cell Phone Radiation

The FCC plans on taking another look at cell phone radiation over concerns the ubiquitous devices may be linked to brain tumors. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Julius Genachowski, requested the review, releasing a proposal to his … Continue reading

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Cancer Conference Attendees Call for More Independent Study of Cell Phone – Brain Cancer Link

Calling the tremendous growth in cell phone use the “biggest experiment of our species,” attendees at a scientific conference held in London last week have called for more independent research into the possible connection between cell phones and brain cancer. … Continue reading

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Health Canada Proposes Guidelines For Limited Cell Phone Use

Health Canada just proposed guidelines for limited cell phone use and is encouraging Canadians to reduce cell phone talk times and to communicate by text messaging or with a hands-free device whenever they can. Other countries have already implemented this … Continue reading

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Experts Call Latest Cell Phone – Brain Tumor Study Flawed

An international group of experts has slammed a study that purportedly found no link between brain tumors and radiation from cell phones. According to the group, the study, which is the largest to date to examine a possible association between … Continue reading

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Most Cell Phones Exceed Radiation Limits For Children

A newly-published paper reveals that, not only do children take in twice as much microwave radiation from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phones than adults, but that the cell phones studied exceeded U.S. Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) exposure guidelines. The scholarly article on … Continue reading

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Cell Phone – Cancer Link Has Australian Women Worried, Survey Finds

The possible association between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phones and cancer has many women in Australia turning off their devices, according to a new study. According to the Biggest Health Check, a online health survey of than 30,000 Australian women, cancer worries … Continue reading

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