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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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Hormone Replacement Therapy Users with Worsening Migraine Headaches May be at Increased Risk for Ischemic Stroke

A large observational study presented at the 2016 International Stroke Conference suggests women who are receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and are experiencing increasingly severe migraine headaches, are at an increased risk for ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke results from an … Continue reading

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Death of Beau Biden Puts Spotlight on Brain Cancer

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The tragic death of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, has focused attention on brain cancer and its causes. Brain cancer affects thousands of people each year in the United States. This … Continue reading

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Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Poses Serious Threat to U.S. and Canada

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Nuclear radiation from Fukushima, the tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear plant, is radiating to the west coast of the United States. The Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was built by General Electric, was damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan … Continue reading

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Engineers Scheduled to Inspect Potential Hanford Nuclear Site Leak

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A potential leak is under investigation at Washington State’s Hanford nuclear site after an contamination reading was discovered. The investigation, announced by Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, followed information confirming an elevated contamination reading in the leak detection pit, according to … Continue reading

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Group calls on Veteran’s Administration for help with military family birth defects

A group advocating for the health of U.S. military veterans and their families is launching a campaign to call attention to the birth defects suffered by those service members. According to a statement from Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC), … Continue reading

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nuclear Waste Threatens Tennessee River

Nuclear waste leaked by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is threatening the Tennessee River. The radioactive waste appears to be contaminating groundwater on the other side of Tennessee’s Clinch River. “Results, to date, have shown intermittent detection of low levels … Continue reading

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BPA Side Effects May Be Long Lasting

A recent study suggests that the side effects of BPA may be long lasting. BPA, or bisphonel A, a controversial plastics chemical, has been linked to a growing and broad array of adverse health effects. In this study, the effects … Continue reading

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U.S. Approves First Nuclear Plant Since 1978

For the first time since 1978, the United States just approved a nuclear plant. A group of southern utilities won the government approval for two, new, atomic energy reactors. The reactors, said The LA Times, will be built at a … Continue reading

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New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant Most Dangerous In U.S., Report Says

New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant has been deemed the most dangerous in the United States, potentially putting drinking water supplies at risk. A disaster at Westchester County’s Indian Point could put drinking water supplies to over 11 million people … Continue reading

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FDA Says Cardiogen-82 Problems Linked To Device Misuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that Cardiogen-82 problems, which led to a product recall last year, are linked to device misuse. This, following a preliminary agency investigation. The FDA’s investigation revealed that “improper usage” of the CardioGen-82 … Continue reading

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