Category: Health News

Birth Control Depression Study

Study Links Birth Control and Depression

Women on hormonal contraceptive pills, patches, rings, and IUDs had higher rates of depression and antidepressant use — especially teenage girls — according to a massive new study in Denmark.

/ October 20, 2016
Bard Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuit

Oklahoma Woman Files Recovery® IVC Filter Lawsuit

C.R. Bard has been sued by a woman who was injured by a temporary blood clot filter that was implanted more than a decade ago. Nearly 2,000 lawsuits have been filed nationwide by people who were injured by IVC filters.

/ October 20, 2016
Lawsuits for people injured by C.R. Bard G2 vena cava filter.

Pennsylvania Woman Files Bard G2® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A woman who was injured by a blood clot filter made by C.R. Bard has joined a federal litigation involving over 1,000 similar lawsuits.

/ October 19, 2016
Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit

Alabama Man Files Cook Celect® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A man who was injured by a blood clot filter has joined a consolidated litigation involving nearly 1,000 lawsuits against Cook Medical.

/ October 18, 2016

Calcium Supplements For Bones May Hurt Your Heart

Calcium supplements may raise the risk of heart damage and plaque buildup in arteries, but a diet high in calcium-rich foods helps protect the heart, according to a new study.

/ October 18, 2016

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
AndroGel

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
Abilify Lawsuits MDL

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
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

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