Category: Health News

FDA Lab Test Oversight

FDA Pauses Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests

FDA pauses stronger lab test regulations, setting its sights on an incoming Trump administration with the agency in its crosshairs.

/ November 25, 2016
Lawsuit for Bard Eclipse Blood Clot Filter

Alabama Woman Files Bard Eclipse® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A woman who was injured by a blood clot filter has filed a lawsuit accusing C.R. Bard of selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about health risks.

/ November 25, 2016
Essure FDA Warnings

Essure Safety Concerns Remain After FDA Updates Warnings

Thousands of women have spent years trying to get Essure off the market due to safety risks. Instead of a recall, FDA has strengthened warning labels and created an optional "Patient Decision" checklist.

/ November 24, 2016

5 Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies to Beat the Bulge

The holiday season is here again. And with it comes some of the best things in life - family, friends, and food...lots of it. The average American gains 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and spends the rest...

/ November 24, 2016
Hip Implant Recall

Smith & Nephew Recalls Modular-Neck Hip Implants

Smith & Nephew is recalling all modular-neck hip implants due to a risk of metal poisoning and other side effects that may need surgery.

/ November 23, 2016
Atrium Hernia Patch Lawsuits

Growing Number of Lawsuits Filed Over Fish Oil Coated Hernia Mesh

Atrium Medical Corp. is facing more than a dozen lawsuits from people who developed inflammation, infections, or other injuries from hernia mesh covered in fish oil.

/ November 23, 2016
PFC Banned by FDA

FDA Bans Chemical in Pizza Boxes Linked to Cancer

All that pizza you ate in college really was bad for your health — but not why you think. You can burn off calories from cheese and bread, but not the chemicals in your pizza box that may still be...

/ November 22, 2016
Sabra Hummus Recall

Sabra Hummus Recalled for Listeria Risk

Sabra has recalled most of their hummus due to a risk of food poisoning with Listeria. Consumers should throw it out and get a coupon for a free replacement.

/ November 21, 2016

Could Tasmanian Devil’s Milk Cure Superbug Infections?

Get ready for the most random fact you’ll learn today: it turns out that milk from the Tasmanian devil, the same kind that tormented Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, could provide a useful weapon for treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

/ November 21, 2016
Salmonella Food Poisoning Salad

New Warning About Salmonella in Your Bag Salad Mix

Just a small amount of juice from damaged leaves in a bag of salad can massively stimulate the growth of Salmonella, a common food poisoning bacteria, according to a new study.

/ November 18, 2016