September 11 Deadline to Register World Trade Center Service with Workers’ Compensation Board

Those who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up at the World Trade Center from September … [Continue Reading]

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Cardiovascular Systems Recalls Blood Vessel Device

Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital … [Continue Reading]

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Growing Number of Cancer Cases Among 9/11 First Responders

First responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and those who worked in the recovery efforts in … [Continue Reading]

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Scientists Say Case Against Fracking Grows Stronger

A growing body of scientific research strengthens the case against against hydraulic fracturing – … [Continue Reading]

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9/11 Rescue Workers Injured due to Toxic Dust Exposure Deserve Compensation

Some WTC victims and their families are opposed to a descriptive panel at the 9/11 Museum, New York … [Continue Reading]

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September 11 Deadline to Register World Trade Center Service with Workers’ Compensation Board

Those who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up at the World Trade Center from September 11, 2001 through September 12, 2002 have until September 11, 2014 to register their service with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Registering now with the board will preserve the right to future benefits, if they are ever [...]

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Cardiovascular Systems Recalls Blood Vessel Device

Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems, model number DPB-125MICRO145 (part number 7-10003), a high-speed cutting tool used to reestablish blood flow in narrowed arteries.  The devices may contain defective saline sheaths that could fracture during use and fragments of the sheath could block blood vessels. The Food and Drug [...]

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Growing Number of Cancer Cases Among 9/11 First Responders

First responders to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and those who worked in the recovery efforts in the months after the attack now face the growing risk of developing mesothelioma and other cancers. When the twin towers collapsed, asbestos and other toxic substances were released into the air and were inhaled by workers. Medical [...]

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Scientists Say Case Against Fracking Grows Stronger

A growing body of scientific research strengthens the case against against hydraulic fracturing – fracking – according to a Cornell University professor. Engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea cites three concerns with the oil and gas drilling technique: groundwater contamination near fracking sites, earthquake generation, and accidental methane gas emissions. In fracking, large quantities of water, sand, [...]

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9/11 Rescue Workers Injured due to Toxic Dust Exposure Deserve Compensation

Some WTC victims and their families are opposed to a descriptive panel at the 9/11 Museum, New York Post reports. It says the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was intended to ensure medical treatment and financial compensation “for those with health conditions claimed to be related to the World Trade Center Disaster.” The word [...]

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Judge Certifies Class Action Suit in Exxon Pegasus Pipeline Oil Spill

On Tuesday, Arkansas federal judge Brian S. Miller certified a class of landowners in a class action against Exxon Mobil Corp. over the 2013 rupture of the Pegasus pipeline that spilled more than 19,000 barrels of crude oil into the town of Mayflower, Arkansas. In granting the class certification, Judge Miller ruled that the plaintiffs [...]

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Instant Noodles May Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes in Women

According recently published study in The Journal of Nutrition has found that eating instant noodles regularly may lead to serious health problems, particularly in women. Consuming instant noodles two or more times per week was associated with a higher risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other conditions.

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FDA Announces Recall of Another Dietary Supplement Containing DMAA

Dietary supplement maker Regeneca Worldwide is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of its RegeneSlim appetite control dietary supplement because an analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of the illegal ingredient DMAA. DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract, is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss [...]

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Colgate Total Contains Triclosan, a Chemical Linked to Cancer and Hormonal Problems

Triclosan is a chemical that has been linked to the growth of cancer cells and disrupted development in animals; because of this, it has been under intense scrutiny in the United States, Bloomberg reports. As companies remove triclosan from its products and regulators review whether it is safe in others, millions of Americans are being [...]

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FDA Warns Against Off-Label Use of Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Product

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert about off-label use of the injectable hyaluronic acid product Expression as a wrinkle filler. The FDA warned that Expression, made by Enhancement Medical LLC, is not approved for use as a dermal filler and may cause adverse reactions. Expression injectable is FDA-approved for use [...]