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    • 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 […]

    • FDA APPROVES HEAD INJURY SCREENING TESTS

      FDA APPROVES HEAD INJURY SCREENING TESTS

      New computer software to assess the brain’s function after a traumatic head injury have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the FDA, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million trips to the emergency […]

    • New Study Shows Heat Dangers of Inflatable Bounce Houses

      New Study Shows Heat Dangers of Inflatable Bounce Houses

      A new University of Georgia study has found heat safety problems in bounce houses can put children in danger.  The findings are based on experiments with a bounce house on the UGA campus in July 2015, with weather conditions representative […]

    • CDC AWARDS $16M TO 40 STATES AND TERRITORIES IN FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA

      CDC AWARDS $16M TO 40 STATES AND TERRITORIES IN FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA

      On Tuesday, the CDC awarded more than $16 million to 40 states and territories to create “information-gathering systems” to rapidly detect health issues associated with the Zika virus.  In a news release, the CDC stated that the funding is also […]

    • FDA INVESTIGATING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO BALDING   

      FDA INVESTIGATING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO BALDING  

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert about a line of cleansing hair conditioners after receiving a slew of complaints about hair loss, bald spots, itching and rashes.  Some 21,000 people have lodged complaints with the manufacturers […]

    • GENERAL MILLS EXPANDS MASSIVE FLOUR RECALL

      GENERAL MILLS EXPANDS MASSIVE FLOUR RECALL

      General Mills widened its recall of potentially contaminated flour Monday, and health officials said 46 people have been made sick so far by raw flour.  The company first recalled about 10 million pounds of flour in May, saying it could […]

    • FDA ADDS LABEL WARNINGS FOR FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS

      FDA ADDS LABEL WARNINGS FOR FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less […]

    • TOYOTA RECALLS 1.4 MILLION CARS – AIR BAG ISSUE

      TOYOTA RECALLS 1.4 MILLION CARS – AIR BAG ISSUE

      Toyota Motor Corp. said late on Tuesday it is recalling 1.43 million hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect.  The faulty air bags are not related to recent massive recalls of Takata air […]

    • PEDIATRICIANS CALL FOR TIGHTER RULES ON LEAD EXPOSURE

      PEDIATRICIANS CALL FOR TIGHTER RULES ON LEAD EXPOSURE

      A leading group of pediatricians are calling for stricter national regulation and stronger commitment to eliminate sources of lead before exposure occurs.  Despite dramatic declines in childhood lead poisoning over the past few decades, the United States is doing too […]