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Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Silicone breast implants with a textured shell are associated with a 400-fold increased risk of a rare cancer compared to smooth silicone breast implants, according to a study in JAMA Oncology.

/ January 19, 2018
Legionnaires' Infects Resident of Veterans Home in Fresno

Legionnaires’ Infects Resident of Veterans Home in Fresno

A resident of the Veterans' Home in southwest Fresno, California was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia.

/ January 19, 2018
Airbag Recall Takata

Airbag Recall Expands as 14 Automakers List Additional Models

At least 14 different automakers have extended recalls to include additional models of vehicles that may contain defective airbag inflators linked to at least 21 deaths and nearly 200 injuries worldwide.

/ January 19, 2018
$28 Million Xarelto Jury Award Overturned

$28 Million Xarelto Jury Award Overturned

A state judge in Pennsylvania has overturned a $27.8 million jury award to a woman who suffered severe gastrointestinal bleeding after taking the blood-thinning drug Xarelto.

/ January 18, 2018
Deadly Lung Collapses Linked to Feeding Tube Systems

Deadly Lung Collapses Linked to Feeding Tube Systems

The FDA is warning about the risk of deadly lung collapses (pneumothorax events) from feeding tube placement procedures.

/ January 18, 2018
FDA Restricts Codeine Cough-and-Cold Drugs to Adults Only

FDA Restricts Codeine Cough-and-Cold Drugs to Adults Only

The FDA is warning that cough-and-cold medications that contain opioids like codeine or hydrocodone should not be prescribed to children because the risk of side effects outweighs the benefits.

/ January 17, 2018
Recalled Coldwater Vintage Charm snow globes

Coldwater Creek Recalls Snow Globes for Fire Hazard

Coldwater Creek has recalled musical snow globes because light refraction through the glass can potentially cause a fire.

/ January 17, 2018
Mary B's Biscuits Recalled for Listeria Risk

Mary B’s Biscuits Recalled for Listeria Risk

A recall has been issued for Mary B’s® biscuits, including buttermilk biscuits and Southern-made biscuits, due to a risk of Listeria.

/ January 16, 2018
59 Million Pounds of Ice Cream Bars Recalled

59 Million Pounds of Ice Cream Bars Recalled

Dozens of grocery stores have recalled 59 million pounds of orange-cream bars, raspberry-cream bars, and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars due to a risk of severe food poisoning with Listeria.

/ January 16, 2018
Texas Hit By Worst Flu Season in Decades

Texas Hit By Worst Flu Season in Decades

Texas is suffering through the worst flu season in the last 20 years — and it's not over yet, according to a study of flu illnesses and deaths.

/ January 13, 2018