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Symposium Scheduled for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease from Herbicide Exposure, Other Environmental Factors

February 17, 2021

The Parkinson’s Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in South Carolina are hosting a virtual symposium next month for all veterans with Parkinson’s disease across the United States. The symposium, which is slated for March 20, is… Read More> Comments Off on Symposium Scheduled for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease from Herbicide Exposure, Other Environmental Factors

Depo-Provera and HIV

February 17, 2021

Side Effects of Depo-Provera Birth Control May Include Increased Risk of HIV

Some women using the Depo birth control shot may have a 40% increased risk of being diagnosed with HIV.

According to the findings of an important new study, women receiving the Depo-Provera birth control shot may have an increased…

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Bayer Increases Payout for Future Roundup Cancer Claims to $2 Billion

February 12, 2021

Bayer, the maker of Roundup weed killer, has agreed to increase the compensation the company will pay to resolve future non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma claims to $2 billion, after announcing an initial proposal last year that would have set aside $1.25 billion for future cases alleging that Roundup causes… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Increases Payout for Future Roundup Cancer Claims to $2 Billion

Penumbra Recalls JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheters Following Reports of Serious Injuries, Patient Deaths

December 29, 2020

Penumbra is recalling more than 30,000 units of its JET 7 Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology (JET 7 Xtra Flex) due to concerns about an increased risk of serious injury and death in ischemic stroke patients who undergo blood clot removal procedures in which the aspiration catheters… Read More> Comments Off on Penumbra Recalls JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheters Following Reports of Serious Injuries, Patient Deaths

IUD Fracture an Increasing Problem with Paragard

November 19, 2020

More and more women are coming forward with stories about Paragard birth control devices that broke apart after implantation or during removal and left IUD fragments inside their bodies. The Paragard IUD has been on the market in the United States for more than 30 years, but… Read More> Comments Off on IUD Fracture an Increasing Problem with Paragard

One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

September 21, 2020

Despite increasing concerns about the potential health risks of vaping and new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students in the United States still vape, says a new study from the U.S. Centers for… Read More> Comments Off on One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

August 26, 2020

Bayer, the maker of the female sterilization device Essure, announced last week that it would pay about $1.6 billion to resolve approximately 90% of the nearly 39,000 U.S. Essure claims involving women who allegedly suffered injuries caused by the controversial birth control device. The German medical device… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

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