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    • DEADLY  SUPERBUG  LINKED  TO FOUR  DEATHS IN THE U.S.

      DEADLY  SUPERBUG  LINKED  TO FOUR  DEATHS IN THE U.S.

      Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal  infection have been reported  in the United States.  According to a report  released  Friday from the Centers  for Disease  Control and Prevention,  the  fungus has been  linked to […]

    • $70M JURY AWARD TO CALIFORNIA WOMAN IN BABY POWDER LAWSUIT

      $70M JURY AWARD TO CALIFORNIA WOMAN IN BABY POWDER LAWSUIT

      Last Thursday, a St. Louis jury  awarded a California woman  more than $70  million in her  lawsuit alleging that years  of  using Johnson  & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about  the  health  ramifications of  […]

    • WEN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT GETS PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT APPROVAL

      WEN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT GETS PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT APPROVAL

      A federal judge in Los Angeles gave preliminary approval to a $26.3 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit against celebrity stylist Chaz Dean and marketer Guthy-Renker over Wen hair care products.  That means some six million people may be eligible […]

    • FDA RECALLS OREO FUDGE CREMES DUE TO MILK ALLERGEN

      FDA RECALLS OREO FUDGE CREMES DUE TO MILK ALLERGEN

      Oreo cookies are under recall nationwide because they are incorrectly labeled – the cookies might contain milk, an allergen that’s not listed among its ingredients.  The recall has been ordered for original and mint flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes cookies.  […]

    • NURSE ASSIST IV FLUSH SYRINGE RECALL

      NURSE ASSIST IV FLUSH SYRINGE RECALL

      A Nurse Assist IV flush  syringe  recall was announced by the FDA on October 4, following several reports that indicate patients developed Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections after receiving saline flushes from prepackaged syringes. Burkholderia  cepacia is a group of complex […]

    • NJ TRANSIT TRAIN CRASH

      NJ TRANSIT TRAIN CRASH

      A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a platform in Hoboken during this morning’s rush-hour commute, leaving multiple people injured at one of the busiest stations in the New York metropolitan area. Social media images are showing severe structural damage […]

    • EGGO WAFFLES RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA

      EGGO WAFFLES RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA

      About 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily recalled in 25 states (including New Jersey) because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.  The Kellogg Company said in a statement “The recall is a result […]

    • DOCTORS WARN PARENTS –  STOP GIVING CODEINE TO KIDS

      DOCTORS WARN PARENTS – STOP GIVING CODEINE TO KIDS

      The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.  The academy’s advice, published in a report Monday in its medical journal, […]

    • CDC DECLARES SEPSIS MEDICAL EMERGENCY

      CDC DECLARES SEPSIS MEDICAL EMERGENCY

      Sepsis is a complication of an infection that’s linked to more than 250,000 deaths each year.  U.S. health officials report that many cases of life-threatening sepsis could be recognized and treated long before it causes severe illness or death.  The […]

    • EpiPen Cost Soars

      EpiPen Cost Soars

      The EpiPen is an auto-injector that delivers epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline, a hormone that helps to relax muscles.  It can open the airways, and reduce swelling during a severe allergic reaction.  EpiPens save lives when severe allergic reactions […]