Category: Health News

Wonderful Pistachios Not So Wonderful With Salmonella

Wonderful Pistachios were linked to an outbreak of Salmonella in March. Now the FDA wants proof the company made changes to fix the problem and prevent another outbreak.

/ October 17, 2016
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No Benefits of Testosterone for ‘Low T’ Found in Clinical Trials: Study

Men who take testosterone supplements for cardiovascular, sexual and physical function aren’t likely to see any benefits, according to a new study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE.

/ October 14, 2016
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Abilify Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Lawsuits filed by people who took the anti-psychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) and became addicted to gambling have been consolidated under one judge in Florida.

/ October 13, 2016
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Open-Heart Surgery Device Linked to Deadly Infections

Did you recently have open-heart surgery? You may have been exposed to a deadly bacteria from a machine that kept you warm. The bacteria can take months or even years to cause symptoms.

/ October 13, 2016

FDA Reaffirms Safety of Xarelto in A-Fib Patients

After a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) is a safe and effective alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (a-fib).

/ October 13, 2016

FDA: Homeopathic Teething Tablets Linked to 10 Baby Deaths

Hyland's and CVS pull all homeopathic teething products — 400 injuries and 10 deaths linked to "deadly nightshade" belladonna poisoning since 1st FDA warning in 2010.

/ October 12, 2016

Dentist Office Water Lines Linked to Infection Outbreak

An infection outbreak in California is raising awareness about bacteria contamination in plastic water-lines dentists use to rinse your mouth.

/ October 12, 2016
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More Ice Cream Recalled Over Listeria in Cookie Dough

At least four companies have issued recalls for ice cream products that contain cookie dough pieces that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ October 12, 2016

FDA: Bad Batteries on St. Jude Defibrillators Run Out in 24 Hrs

After two deaths, St. Jude and the FDA warn that bad batteries on nearly 400,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators can run out in 24 hours.

/ October 11, 2016

Costco Chicken Salad Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Four Salmonella illnesses are being blamed on rotisserie chicken salad sold at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

/ October 11, 2016