Category: Health News

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
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
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
Woman serving ice cream

Ice Cream Recall Expanded to Dozens of Brands Amid Listeria Fears

An ice cream recall announced last week has been expanded to include 26 brands that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ 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
Legionnaires' Outbreak Hits Illinois Veterans Home

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Hits Illinois Veterans Home

A lawsuit was filed against a nursing home in Quincy, Illinois after 13 residents died of Legionnaires' disease and 61 more were sickened.

/ January 13, 2018
Casual Children

Lead Poisoning Test Kits Recalled for False Results; Millions of Children Possibly Affected

There’s a good chance millions of children in the U.S. will need to be tested for lead poisoning after a test kit used to diagnose the condition was found to produce false readings.

/ January 11, 2018