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Toxic Chemical In Canned Soups?

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a compound that can disrupt your hormones, as it can mimic estrogen. As a synthetic compound, however, it is more readily absorbed than natural hormones. BPA has been linked to a number of health conditions, including obesity, cancer, sexual dysfunction, reproductive issues, diabetes and heart disease. People first started hearing about BPA in plastic bottles

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PVC Vinyl Flooring Linked To Autism

A Swedish study found that the rate of autism is higher for children in houses that have PVC vinyl flooring. It is the phthalates that are emitted from the material that affect the children. According to the study, infants and toddlers who had vinyl floors in their rooms are twice as likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than those

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Social Security Benefits – Are You Eligible?

Although most Social Security beneficiaries are retirees and their families, Social Security benefits can help others too. Social Security can benefit workers who have become disabled, as well as families in which a spouse or parents dies. Employees work and pay taxes into Social Security and that tax money is used to pay benefits to those who have already retired;

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Chemical Used for Stripping Bathtubs Kills 13

In the last ten years, a colorless chemical has caused the deaths of over a dozen people between the ages of 20-60. Methylene chloride is primarily used in the aircraft industry and is often used to strip and refinish bathtubs at home. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has recently seen an increase in deaths by substances with a high concentration of methylene chloride.

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CVS Drug Mix Up In New Jersey Gives Kids Powerful Cancer Drug

A terrible mistake happened at a CVS chain store in Chatham. Representatives for the national drug chain are apologizing after the New Jersey store mixed up tablets of the breast cancer drug, Tamoxifen, with fluoride tablets for children. And what is truly shocking is that this error was repeated dozens of times over a several month period. The mix-up is

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Deaths Reported After Doctors Ignored Kenalog Warning

Seven months ago Bristol-Myers Squibb issued a public safety alert and changed the label of the Kenalog injection to indicate that use of it in epidurals had been linked with “serious medical events, including death” and that use of it as an epidural injection was “not recommended.”

But according to reports Doctors are still injecting the steroid in a way the company warns they shouldn’t, following reports that patients have died or become paralyzed after receiving steroidal shots.

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Lawmakers Seeking Safety Review In Regards to Transvaginal Mesh & Lap-Band Medical Devices

For the second time, four Democratic lawmakers are seeking hearings into two controversial medical devices, the Lap-Band surgical weight loss device, made by Allergan Inc. and transvaginal meshes made by Johnson & Johnson. In a letter sent last week, the group, led by U.S. Representative Henry Waxman of California, asserts that both transvaginal mesh products and the Lap-Band devices are

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FDA Warns DePuy Company To Stop And Comply Or Face Consequences

Johnson & Johnson in the hot seat again, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics for marketing a number of unapproved medical device components. The drug and device giant’s subsidiary sold more than a dozen different orthopedic devices without ever having received required regulatory approval, said the FDA in

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Recalled Surgical Device Responsible For At Least 3 Deaths

If you’ve ever had to have a surgery, you know the fear that comes along with it.  Will I be ok?  Is this the right thing for me to do?  What will happen if I have trouble?  There are just so many uncertainties, and unfortunately when going under the knife, there is nothing you can do but hope and pray

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