Gov. Cuomo Announces Decision to Ban Fracking in Upstate New York

After a four-year review of the pros and cons of fracking, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday … [Continue Reading]

Studies Show Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Linked to Cancer

The Montreal-based organization Global Research says that findings from a number of peer-reviewed … [Continue Reading]

Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Worried by Loss of Interior Power

Jeep Grand Cherokee owner Sandy Busedu is concerned because the interior power in her 2006 Jeep … [Continue Reading]

Liquid Nicotine Linked to Child’s Death for First Time

ABC News reports that a 1-year-old child in Fort Plain, New York died after ingesting liquid … [Continue Reading]

Ohio Manufacturer Initiates Fire Truck Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that an Ohio fire truck maker … [Continue Reading]


Gov. Cuomo Announces Decision to Ban Fracking in Upstate New York

After a four-year review of the pros and cons of fracking, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that the state would ban fracking for natural gas upstate because it would threaten public health. Howard Zucker, New York’s health commissioner, said there is no solid scientific basis to show that hydraulic fracturing – fracking – [...]

Studies Show Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Linked to Cancer

The Montreal-based organization Global Research says that findings from a number of peer-reviewed research studies indicate that cell phone radiation causes cancer and other diseases. Global Research explains that cell phone radiation can penetrate the body and many experts believe it causes cell changes that lead to cancer. Studies date indicate cell phone radiation exposure [...]

Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Worried by Loss of Interior Power

Jeep Grand Cherokee owner Sandy Busedu is concerned because the interior power in her 2006 Jeep shuts off about once a week. The dashboard instruments and interior dome lights go dark, the radio and heater die, and the speedometer does not work. Busedu experienced a shutdown  on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when driving to her brother’s [...]

Liquid Nicotine Linked to Child’s Death for First Time

ABC News reports that a 1-year-old child in Fort Plain, New York died after ingesting liquid nicotine. Liquid nicotine is used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) which have been rising in popularity recently. A statement released by Fort Plain police said the death was a “tragic accident”. Police did not indicate if the liquid nicotine was [...]

Ohio Manufacturer Initiates Fire Truck Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that an Ohio fire truck maker has issued a recall to fix a problem with its aerial ladders. The manufacturer, Sutphen Corp., is recalling the fire trucks because a cable failure could cause the ladder to collapse in use, “increasing the risk of injury to a user,” [...]

FDA Warns of Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction with Antipsychotic Geodon

Pfizer’s ziprasidone, an antipsychotic sold under the brand name Geodon, is associated with a potentially fatal skin reaction known as “drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms,” or DRESS, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. Geodon is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder. According to Diabetes Inside, it is also used [...]

Survey: Whistleblower Retaliation on the Rise

  Experts say that corporate whistleblowers are suffering from increasing retaliation. What’s more, the United States Chamber of Commerce has initiated what has been described as an aggressive lobbying campaign against the False Claims Act. Qui tam refers to civil lawsuits whistleblowers may bring under the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act provides whistleblowers [...]

Judge Overseeing Over 30,000 Transvaginal Mesh Cases Strongly Advises C.R. Bard to Settle Thousands of Cases

In an unusual step, federal U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, has urged C.R. Bard, a device maker whose transvaginal mesh implant devices are at the center of thousands of lawsuits, to settle those cases. The move was prompted as juries are expected to possibly award in the billions of dollars in [...]

Canadian Health Regulatory Agency Warns About Power Morcellators

Health Canada, Canada’s national health regulatory agency, has issued a Notice to Hospitals about the use of laparoscopic morcellators during hysterectomies and surgeries for presumed benign uterine fibroids. The notice states that the use of a morcellator, which allows for minimally invasive surgery, may result in the spread and “upstaging” of an undetected uterine cancer, [...]

Woman Crossing Brooklyn Street Hit and Killed

Seventy-one-year-old Joan Hale was killed when she was  struck by a car as she crossed a street in Brooklyn. The accident happened around 5 p.m. on December 9, when Hale was crossing Foster Street in East Flatbush.  She was hit by a Subaru Outback, driven by a 75-year-old man, whose license had been revoked, NY1 [...]