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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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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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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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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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Food Poisoning More Likely in a Restaurant than at Home, Report Says

An analysis of ten years of data on food poisoning outbreaks indicates that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in a restaurant than from food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public … Continue reading

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Big Red Tomato Packers Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Big Red Tomato Packers of Fort Pierce, Florida, has announced a voluntary recall issuing a limited recall of 20- and 25-pound boxes of fresh tomatoes, because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which … Continue reading

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Feds Shut Down Salmonella-Linked Poultry Plant Infested with Cockroaches

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On Wednesday, federal inspectors shut down a poultry processing plant in California connected to a multi-state salmonella outbreak.  The plant was found to have been infested with cockroaches four times over the past five months. The Foster Farms plant is … Continue reading

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Imported Spices Have Twice the Salmonella Risk of Other Imported Foods

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that, over a three-year period, almost 7 percent of imported spices were found to be contaminated with salmonella. On Wednesday the agency released a report on spice testing between 2007 and 2010.  … Continue reading

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Study: Donated Breast Milk Might Contain Dangerous Pathogens

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A new study has found that the sale of breast milk—an unregulated, cottage industry—may involve product containing high levels of dangerous, even deadly, bacteria. The journal, Pediatrics, reports that breast milk purchased from at least two fairly well visited websites, … Continue reading

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California Costco Recalls 40,000 Pounds of Chicken Following Salmonella Illness

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A California Costco store has recalled 40,000 pounds of chicken following an illness associated with Salmonella Heidelberg and contaminated chicken. The South San Francisco, California Costco recalled rotisserie chicken and chicken products that might be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg in … Continue reading

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Federal Worker Furloughs Endanger Food Supply

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Food safety experts say the government shutdown is endangering America’s food supply because food inspections have halted except for meat and poultry and agencies on skeleton staff cannot properly deal with food safety issues like the current salmonella outbreak. While … Continue reading

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Illness Outbreaks Prompt Recall of Some Furloughed Federal Workers

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Three government agencies responsible for ensuring food and drug safety and curbing disease have recalled furloughed workers to investigate alarming disease outbreaks. On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) brought back 10 of about 9,000 … Continue reading

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Hundreds Sickened in Multi-State Foster’s Farm Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

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A large, multi-state Salmonella outbreak has sickened hundreds of people and raw chicken products appear to be the culprit. Hundreds of people from 18 states have been sickened by the Salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken products produced at three … Continue reading

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Research: Salmonella Resistant to Different Antibiotic Classes, Antibacterial Soaps

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The Salmonella pathogen is typically transferred to humans through contaminated food. In the United States, some 42,000 cases of salmonellosis—the infection caused by the Salmonella pathogen—are reported annually, with about 400 people dying from the contamination, according to the U.S. … Continue reading

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