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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million for Unauthorized Cell Phone Charges

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million for adding unauthorized cell phone charges to customers’ bills, a practice known as cramming. The telecommunications giant will pay $80 million to the FTC … Continue reading

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Washington DC Court to Permit Expert Testimony Alleging Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumors

Washington D.C. superior court judge Frederick H. Weisberg ruled that five scientific experts can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors they allege were caused by cell phone radiation. Weisberg is presiding over 13 consolidated lawsuits against the telecom industry. … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

A new study suggests growing evidence to support a suspected link between cell phone use and brain tumors. According to a study published this month, French researchers found that people who spend a lot of time on their cell phones … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Risk in Carrying Cell Phone in Your Bra, Dr. Oz Warns

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On a recent episode of his popular talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz warned women that carrying a cell phone in your bra creates a possible cancer risk. Dr. Oz devoted the December 6 episode of the show to the issue, … Continue reading

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NI: Study: Increased Cancer Risks Seen With Cell Phone Use

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An emerging study reveals a clear association between the use of cell phones and increased cancer risks. While many have long believed that cell phone use has been linked to cancer, research has been somewhat inconclusive until now, according to … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Radiation Leads to New Concerns

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While study results have been mixed over the issue of cell phones and the radiation they emit and the dangers they present, some credible experts are taking another look at the ubiquitous devices. A nurse at the brain injury unit … Continue reading

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Study: Teen Texting When Driving Associated with Increased Driving Risks

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Teenagers who text when they drive are likelier to be involved in other, dangerous activities, a new study reveals. Risky behaviors included riding with an intoxicated driver or not wearing a seatbelt, according to Reuters Health, The researchers, from the … Continue reading

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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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New study highlights risk to pedestrians who text while walking

More and more, people are becoming conscious of the dangers of texting while driving. Texting while walking however, may be just as dangerous. A new study found that one in every three pedestrians takes time to look down at their phone … Continue reading

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