Month: May 2017

Woman Wine Glass

One Drink Per Day Increases Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Consuming just one small alcoholic beverage a day can significantly increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has found.

/ May 23, 2017
A mechanic who developed leukemia after decades of exposure to benzene on the job was awarded a settlement mid-way through a trial in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Mechanic Wins Settlement in Philadelphia Benzene Lawsuit

A mechanic who developed leukemia after decades of exposure to benzene on the job was awarded a settlement mid-way through a trial in Philadelphia.

/ May 22, 2017
Hot Dog Recall for Metal Shards

Nathan’s Famous and Curtis Beef Master Hot Dogs Recalled

Over 210,600 pounds of hot dogs sold by Nathan's Famous and Beef Master were recalled after metal shards were found in some products.

/ May 22, 2017
Spam Text Message

How to Block Spam and Unwanted Text Messages on Your Phone

If you own a mobile phone, you’re probably familiar with spam texts - they’re the equivalent of junk mail on your phone, with the added danger of being used by scammers to steal your personal information. Fortunately, there are steps...

/ May 22, 2017
Steroid Shots May Worsen Knee Problems

Steroid Shots For Knee Pain May Worsen Arthritis

Experts are questioning the use of steroid shots for knee pain after a study showed no benefit and higher rates of cartilage breakdown.

/ May 19, 2017
Aranesp SJS TEN Skin Reaction Warning

Anemia Drug Linked to Severe Skin Side Effects

Health officials in Canada are warning about the risk of a severe skin reaction known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) from the anemia drug Aranesp.

/ May 19, 2017

Children’s Plush Toys Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Douglas Company Inc. is recalling about 25,000 children’s plush toys over concerns that the plastic eyes can detach, which poses a choking hazard.

/ May 19, 2017
Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day is safe

Drinking Too Much Caffeine Can Be Deadly

The recent death of a teenager in South Carolina has focused national attention on the risk of heart problems from caffeine — but how much is too much?

/ May 18, 2017
Airbag Class Action Settlemnet

Four Auto-Makers Pay $553 Million Airbag Lawsuit Settlement

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, and BMW will pay a $553 million class action lawsuit settlement to compensate consumers for out-of-pocket expenses and loaner vehicle costs due to Takata airbag recalls.

/ May 18, 2017

Miami Company Recalls 6,000 Pounds of Cheese Over Listeria Concerns

Three tons of white cheese produced by La Nica Products Inc. of Miami, Florida, were recalled Tuesday over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ May 18, 2017