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Has the Talc Industry Been Steering the FDA?
When you go shopping, how often do you worry that the deodorant you buy might kill you? The odds are you don’t. After all, we have government agencies working tirelessly to protect us from harmful products. Right? Sadly, our nation’s...
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Vaping Caused Severe Illness in at Least 50 People
Recently, 50 people around the United States have contracted breathing illnesses that are likely linked to e-cigarettes and other vaping products. Patients have likened their illness that is believed to be caused by vaping, to a heart attack or flu...
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Innovation May Lead to Early Detection
  For most, a mesothelioma diagnosis represents a death sentence. In spite of medical advancements, early detection is difficult until the disease is in an advanced stage where medical treatment is limited. Searches for a way to speed up detection...
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Juul: The Mega-Addictive Nicotine Product Plaguing Kids Today
Vaping and e-cigarette markets are booming. With attractive flavors and small size that is easy to hide from teachers and parents, kids are buying a popular e-cigarette about the size of a USB drive-JUUL. Research shows that cigarette smoking is...
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Teething Jewelry, Creams, and Gels Pose Danger to Children
The FDA has issued a warning to parents regarding common teething remedies for babies. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and teething jewelry may seem like good options, but they can lead to serious injury or even death. Teething Bracelets, Necklaces and Other...
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Symptoms and Lower Your Risk
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide. In the United States, one in thirteen men and one in sixteen women will be diagnosed. Anyone can be diagnosed with lung cancer. People who smoke are at the greatest risk, but 10-15%...
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, halts Essure Distribution
The FDA informed Bayer that the Essure birth control device will not be sold or distributed after this year. In April, the FDA took actions to restrict the sale of the device while they assessed the safety and effectiveness of...
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Synthetic Marijuana Contaminated with Anticoagulant Used in Rat Poison
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) posted a press release recently regarding the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, such as synthetic marijuana known most commonly as “Spice” and “K2.” Many of these products have been contaminated with brodifacoum which is...
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Cancer among Firefighters Increasing
Active and just-retired firefighters in the Boston area are being diagnosed with cancer in astounding numbers. The cancer rate among firefighters is twice the rate of the general population in the area. Currently, a 41-year-old Boston firefighter named Glenn Preston...
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Resources to Quit Smoking
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we are taking the opportunity to share a series of blog posts with useful information on this deadly disease. In a previous post, we discussed who has a higher risk of developing lung...
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