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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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 ...
Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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