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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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Sexual abuse victim recounts Boy Scouts camping trip to Canada

A former Boy Scout in the Buffalo area decided to go public with his story of sexual abuse he suffered when he was a boy decades ago after reading a story about other victims in a local newspaper. According to … Continue reading

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Angry Advocates for Ultra-Orthodox Child Abuse Victims Refuse Meeting with Brooklyn DA

Leading Jewish rights advocates have cancelled a meeting with Brooklyn’s District Attorney and said they likely would not meet with him again in the future until his office changes its course on dealing with a rash of child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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California Law Would Require College Employees to Report Suspected Sexual Abuse

Following the stunning revelations at Penn State involving former assistant football coach and now-convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, a California Law would mandate college employees to report suspected child sexual abuse. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the bill passed … Continue reading

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Alleged Sexual Assaults Investigated At Orthodox Jewish Summer Camp

Alleged sexual assaults are being investigated at Orthodox Jewish summer camp, Camp Shalva, in South Fallsburg, New York. The state police there are looking into whether a kosher food deliveryman entered the seventh- and eighth-grade boys bunks at the Orthodox … Continue reading

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Changes proposed in Pennsylvania’s child sexual abuse statute of limitations laws

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have advanced legislation that allows victims of child sexual abuse more time to file charges or sue their attackers. According to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer, stalled legislation finally got out of the State House Judiciary … Continue reading

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Jury orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay $28M in California child sex abuse case

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been ordered to pay a woman more than $20 million by a California jury, believing she was sexually abused by a member of that church. According to an MSNBC.com report via USA Today, The Watchtower Bible and … Continue reading

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New York Child Sex Abuse Bill Passes State Senate

The New York Senate just passed the child sex abuse bill, “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A). The bill, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, is slated to be sent to … Continue reading

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Agency Faces Questions over Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse in Orthodox Jewish Community

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, a social service agency based in Brooklyn, New York that services the Orthodox Jewish community, is facing questions about its adherence to laws that require the reporting of child sexual abuse. According to The … Continue reading

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