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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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CDC Reports Additional Illnesses and Death Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

CDC Reports Additional Illnesses and Death

A salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers has been attributed to 732 illnesses and four deaths as of October 5th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced. The toll has risen from last month, when the agency reported … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Salmonella Peanut Butter Recall Expanded

The Trader Joe’s Salmonella peanut butter recall has been expanded over possible additional product contaminations. Sunland Inc. of Portales, New Mexico, the maker of Trader Joe’s peanut butter, recalled a total of 76 products, including three Trader Joe’s peanut butter … Continue reading

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Del Monte Recalls Fresh-Cut Mango Products for Potential Salmonella

Del Monte just issued a recall of its fresh-cut mango products over potential Salmonella contamination. The announcement followed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning against consuming mangoes produced by Agricola Daniella in Mexico. This recall, initiated by Del … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter in Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

Trader Joe’s just issued a recall for peanut butter in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter has been removed from all store shelves, nationwide. The recalled … Continue reading

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Salmonella Fears Prompt Two More Firms to Recall Mango Products

Salmonella fears have prompted two more firms to recall their mango products, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced in two separate recall releases. Both recalls are associated with recalled mangoes produced by FoodSource of Edinburg, Texas that … Continue reading

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Farm at Center of Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Recalls Watermelons

The Indiana farm at the center of the cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak just issued a recall for its watermelons. A test recently confirmed that the source of the ongoing Salmonella cantaloupe outbreak was Chamberlain Farms. Chamberlain Farms is now collaborating with … Continue reading

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Toll in Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Passes 200

The illness toll in the cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak now exceeds 200, according to United States health officials. The strain involved is Salmonella Tynphimurium. The states involved are up to 22; at least 78 people have been hospitalized. Two people, both … Continue reading

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Babies Stricken with Salmonella at California Hospital

Babies have been stricken with Salmonella infection at a hospital in Modesto, California. The babies were sickened within a few weeks of each other, which provoked an inquiry. The two baby girls were born at Doctors Medical Center, said CBS … Continue reading

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More Firms Recall Dog Food For Possible Salmonella

More firms have recalled dog food for possible Salmonella contamination, said the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Salmonella-tainted Diamond Pet Food dog food has been linked to 14 human illnesses in at least nine states and involves the rare … Continue reading

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