Dietary Supplements Cannot Treat a Concussion, FDA Warns

Some dietary supplement makers are falsely claiming that their products are effective at treating … [Continue Reading]

Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi, Israel-Based Seminaries for Girls Involved in Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Assaults

A federal lawsuit has just been filed involving sexual assault allegations associated with Rabbi … [Continue Reading]

Yeshiva High School Abuse Victims Seek to Reinstate Lawsuit

Thirty-four men who say they were sexually abused as high school students by rabbis at Yeshiva … [Continue Reading]

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For Some, WTC Cancer Compensation Claims Must be Registered by October 12, 2014

Deadlines are approaching for some first responders and rescue workers who developed cancer due to … [Continue Reading]

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Dr. Oz: Keep Cell Phones Out of Bras

Putting your cell phone in your bra can increase your risk of breast cancer, Dr. Mehmet Oz warns. In … [Continue Reading]

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Dietary Supplements Cannot Treat a Concussion, FDA Warns

Some dietary supplement makers are falsely claiming that their products are effective at treating concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. In a Consumer Update posted August 25th, the agency said that some supplement makers are taking advantage of the public’s increasing concerns about concussions, claiming that [...]

Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi, Israel-Based Seminaries for Girls Involved in Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Assaults

A federal lawsuit has just been filed involving sexual assault allegations associated with Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, a rabbi in a Chicago ultra-Orthodox community. Similar allegations were also recently brought before rabbinical courts—“beis din” courts—in Chicago and Israel. Federal allegations include that Meisels, who runs Israel-based seminaries for girls, is a sexual predator; that, for one [...]

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Yeshiva High School Abuse Victims Seek to Reinstate Lawsuit

Thirty-four men who say they were sexually abused as high school students by rabbis at Yeshiva University High School for Boys have asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit claiming the school covered up the misconduct for decades. An attorney for the men argued that the federal judge who dismissed the case had [...]

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For Some, WTC Cancer Compensation Claims Must be Registered by October 12, 2014

Deadlines are approaching for some first responders and rescue workers who developed cancer due to toxic dust exposure related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to an alert by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, The PBA Beat reports that any rescue workers who were diagnosed with one of the cancers first recognized by [...]

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Dr. Oz: Keep Cell Phones Out of Bras

Putting your cell phone in your bra can increase your risk of breast cancer, Dr. Mehmet Oz warns. In an episode that aired on August 26th, Dr. Oz said “When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse,” Tiffany Frantz, the guest on Dr. Oz’s show, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 [...]

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In C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Litigation, Court Implements New Discovery Rules

In the litigation over injuries allegedly caused by C.R Bard’s transvaginal mesh implants, the federal court has issued new rules that provide ““a protocol for the collection, preservation, storage, and division” for discovery. The multidistrict litigation is being overseen by Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West [...]

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Parkinson’s Drug that May be “Super Potent”

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced the recall of one lot of the generic Parkinson’s combination drug carbidopa/levodopa because it may have too much active pharmaceutical ingredient. The drug maker said the recall, which has been designated a Class II recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), involves 3,881 bottles of carbidopa/levodopa 25 mg/100 mg., [...]

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Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Under Court Order to Cease Illegal Marketing, Sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that dietary supplement manufacturer, BioAnue Laboratories of Rochelle, Georgia, is under a federal court order to cease the illegal marketing of its products as treatments for disease. The court order also mandates that the company terminate the sale of supplements until it is in compliance with [...]

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Research to Determine if Environmental Chemicals are Tied to Increased Risks for Diabetes

University of Buffalo researchers are looking at how environmental chemicals may increase risks for widespread metabolic conditions, according to The University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The researchers are disrupting neuroendocrine circadian functions and are also altering hormone release, such as the hormone, insulin. “Our results may help clarify some of the [...]

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CDC Whistleblower Claims Data Manipulation in Vaccine and Autism Study

A research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the manipulation of scientific data in an important 2004 study about autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation says data manipulation by the CDC obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys who [...]