Category: Health News


FDA Blames Hospitals for Failing to Report Medical Device Safety Problems

At least 12 U.S. hospitals -- including some of the most well-known and respected facilities in the country -- have failed to report patient deaths and injuries linked to medical devices, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

/ November 1, 2016
IVC Filter Removal Surgery Success

IVC Filter Removed After Risky Surgery

A man from Canada who was told his broken IVC filter could not be removed because it punctured through his vein has successfully had surgery to get it out.

/ October 31, 2016
Food Poisoning Outbreak Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A

After frozen strawberries from Egypt were linked to a massive outbreak of hepatitis A in Virginia, a recall was issued for some products that tested positive.

/ October 31, 2016
Hernia Mesh Study Risks

Hernia Mesh Benefits Offset by Long-Term Risks

Hernia mesh prevented hernias from re-opening and needing another surgery in "relatively few patients," but caused much higher rates of long-term complications, according to a new study.

/ October 28, 2016

Swine Flu Epidemic Linked to State Fair Pigs: CDC

Show pigs are responsible for an outbreak of swine flu that sickened at least 18 people -- 16 of them children -- who attended agricultural fairs in Michigan and Ohio, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

/ October 28, 2016
Toxic Face Paint

Tests Find Toxic Metals in Halloween Makeup for Kids

Researchers analyzed dozens of Halloween face paint palettes for kids and found that nearly half contained toxic chemicals or heavy metals like lead.

/ October 27, 2016
FDA Medical Device Injuries

FDA Launches Website to Report Medical Device Lawbreakers

Heads up, whistleblowers. The FDA has unveiled a new website for anyone to report that a medical device maker is breaking the law — for example, hiding safety reports or "off-label" marketing.

/ October 26, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center Linked to Heater-Cooler Devices

Amid an investigation into a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected at least five patients -- including two who died -- at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the hospital has announced that all heater-cooler devices used...

/ October 26, 2016
Testosterone FDA Warning

FDA Issues Warning on Testosterone Health Risks

Men who abuse or become dependent on testosterone or anabolic steroids face a number of life-threatening health risks, according to the FDA.

/ October 25, 2016
Ebola Lawsuit Texas

Texas Nurse Infected With Ebola Settles Lawsuit With Hospital

A nurse who got Ebola after treating "patient zero" in Dallas two years ago has settled a lawsuit with the owner of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

/ October 25, 2016