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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Parents Should be Aware of Dangers of New Holiday Toys

During the holiday season, parents and relatives purchase millions of toys to fulfill their children’s wishes. But many toys, instead of bringing pleasure to the recipient can put the child at risk for injury or, in the worst cases, death. … Continue reading

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U.K. Retailers Recall Hoverboards Citing Fire and Safety Hazards

Following government advice, Britain’s biggest retailers have recalled hoverboards. The government said the self-balancing scooters are unsafe and recommends that consumers think carefully about buying a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. A large number of hoverboards have been shipped to … Continue reading

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Vera Bradley Bear and Bunny Stuffed Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Vera Bradley has recalled all of its Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys because the toy’s pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle or the bunny, posing a choking hazard to a young child. … Continue reading

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BebeLove Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 3,600 BebeLove Baby Walkers, which fail to meet federal safety standards and pose injury risks to babies. The BebeLove style number 358 walker can fit through a standard doorway and … Continue reading

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Three Fred & Friends Infant Pacifier Styles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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Fred & Friends has recalled three of its infant pacifier styles because they pose a choking hazard to young children. The Chill Baby Artiste, Volume, and Panic pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. About 200,000 pacifiers were recalled (183,000 … Continue reading

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Be Careful When Shopping for Toys This Holiday Season

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Consumer experts warn shoppers to be aware this holiday season of dangerous toys that are still on store shelves and which are putting children at risk of injury. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that hazardous toys are … Continue reading

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Angelcare Baby Monitors Recalled Over Strangulation Hazard, Following Two Infant Deaths

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors are being recalled, according to an announcement just released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor manufactured by Angelcare. This baby monitor includes a unique … Continue reading

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Kids Swallowing Multiple Magnets, Related Injury Reports, on the Rise

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Magnets and children have long been a dangerous combination with a growing number of kids ending up in emergency rooms (ER) after swallowing two or more of the dangerous products. New data reveals a sharp rise in ER visits associated … Continue reading

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Bounce House, Moon Walk Injuries on the Rise

Bounce houses, also known as moon walks or jump houses, popular at children’s parties, are being associated with an increase in pediatric injuries. A report from the journal Pediatrics revealed that, nationwide, the number of bounce house injuries had increased … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Tests Safety of Water Balz, Orbeez Children’s Toys

The now-recalled Walter Balz and Orbeez toys, which remain on the market, were recently tested by Consumer Reports. The small, round, brightly colored, marble-like toys are constructed of super-absorbent polymer that can quickly expand to much larger sizes when wet. … Continue reading

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