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Hip Implant Recall

October 6, 2015

High Failure Rate Leads to Class I Recall of Profemur Modular Neck Implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of nearly 11,000 Profemur Varus/Valgus Modular Neck hip implant components, due to an unexpectedly high rate of hip implant fractures and failures. The FDA announced the…

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Defective Airbag Problems

July 15, 2015

ANOTHER Airbag Manufacturer Under Investigation for Faulty Airbag Inflators

On the heels of numerous recalls that have affected millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, federal safety officials are now warning consumers about the potential risk of airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. overinflating and rupturing. According to the…

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Graco Car Seat Recall

March 27, 2015

Graco Fined Up to $10 Million Over Problems with Child Car Seats

The NHTSA will fine Graco for failing to issue a recall of nearly six million child car seats with defective harness buckles.

One of the largest makers of child car seats and other children’s products faces a fine of…

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Risk of Cancer from Morcellation

March 19, 2015

Boston Doctor Says Morcellation Cancer Risk is “Substantially Higher” than Originally Believed

Past research and the makers of power morcellator devices may have understated the risk of cancer spreading during surgery with morcellation.

A Boston doctor whose wife has been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma cancer spread by a power morcellator is criticizing…

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Side Effects of Birth Control

March 18, 2015

Crohn’s Disease Side Effects Linked to Birth Control Pills in New Study

Women taking oral contraceptive drugs for long periods of time may have a three-fold increased risk of suffering Crohn’s disease and other digestive problems.

Researchers involved in an important new study are warning that women taking popular birth control…

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Energy Drink Health Risks

March 17, 2015

Research Links Popular Energy Drinks to Serious Health Risks

Popular energy drinks may increase users’ risk of experiencing high blood pressure and potentially life-threatening cardiac events.

As energy drinks like Red Bull, Rock Star and Monster become more and more popular among teens and young adults, a growing number of studies…

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