Category: Health News

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
Lawyer for IVC blood clot filter injuries.

New Jersey Man Files B. Braun Vena Tech® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed by a man who was seriously injured when his blood clot filter broke and migrated to his heart. He now faces long-term health problems and an increased risk of death.

/ October 24, 2016
Bard Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuit

Texas Woman Files Bard Recovery® IVC Filter Lawsuit

C.R. Bard has been sued by a woman who was injured by an IVC filter that was pulled off the market soon after it was implanted in her body.

/ October 21, 2016