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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoe Danger: Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, small cracks in the bone that can occur in the foot or ankle that are often associated with basketball, distance running and other high-impact sports, are generally caused by repeated stress of the foot striking the ground.  However, … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Claims Raise Skepticism, Injury Concerns Mount

Are Skechers Shape-Ups and other rocker-bottom sole toning shoes really miracles of modern engineering that  will cause pounds and inches to melt away, tone muscles, and leave you with a behind like Kim Kardashian?  According to a new report from … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Marketing Settlement Tentatively Approved, Toning Shoe Injury Lawsuits Still Pending

A federal judge last month granted tentative approval to a $40 million Skechers Shape-Ups settlement that will provide refunds to purchasers of the popular toning shoes.  The settlement resolves charges that advertising claims touting Skechers Shape-Ups fitness benefits were unfounded. … Continue reading

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Skechers To Pay Refunds To Toning Shoe Buyers

Skechers will be paying refunds to toning shoe buyers following false-advertising allegations. Touting the benefits of its Shape-Ups and other toning shoes, Skechers USA Inc. utilized celebrity endorsements from the likes of Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, and reality … Continue reading

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Reebok Settles FTC Charges Over Toning Shoe Claims

Popular < "">toning shoes that started a trend with promises of shapely buttocks, thighs, and calves—all without ever having to go to a gym—are at the center of an federal settlement. Reebok will be paying a whopping $25 million in … Continue reading

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How Safe are Skechers Shape-Ups, Other Toning Shoes?

< "">Skechers Shape-Ups and other so-called toning shoes have become hot items, with sales soon expected to exceed $1 billion. But according to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), Skechers Shape-Ups and other toning shoes could be a … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Broke Hips, Lawsuit Claims

Skechers Shape-Ups, the ubiquitous toning shoes that started a trend in toners that promise to shape buttocks, thighs, and calves without going to the gym, are making headlines again for < "">Skechers Shape-Ups injuries. WCPO wrote about a woman who … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups, Other Toning Shoes Unproven, May Be Dangerous

Toning shoes, like < "">Skechers Shape-Ups, whose popularity has grown exponentially, might not be all they’re touted to be. The new footwear promises to tone muscles and improve posture, said USA Today; makers advertise shapelier buttocks, legs, and abs without … Continue reading

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