Big Jury Awards Spark More Railroad Cancer Lawsuits

After a railroad worker with leukemia was awarded $7.5 million last year, a growing number of lawsuits accuse railways of failing to protect workers against toxic chemicals like creosote, asbestos, and lead — and even sun exposure.

/ January 9, 2017

Criminal Trial Underway in Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Barry Cadden, co-owner of a pharmacy next to a trash facility who sold moldy spinal injections that killed 44 people, is on trial for murder after the largest outbreak of fungal meningitis in U.S. history.

/ January 9, 2017

Did Russian Hackers Help Donald Trump Become President?

A U.S. intelligence report has concluded that Vladimir Putin and the Russian Kremlin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to undermine American democracy and influence the Presidential Election in favor of Donald Trump.

/ January 9, 2017
Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuits

Lawsuits Link Hernia Mesh Coatings and Inflammation

At least 15 lawsuits blame hernia mesh coatings for causing inflammation, allergic reactions, infections, and other complications that require revision surgery.

/ January 6, 2017

Texas Sues FDA to Get Unapproved Execution Drugs

Texas accuses FDA of "gross incompetence or willful obstruction" for seizing a shipment of lethal-injection drugs it imported from India in 2015.

/ January 6, 2017

How Switching to a Mediterranean Diet Could Help Save Your Brain

A Mediterranean diet consisting of fruit, fresh vegetables, nuts, olive oil and the occasional glass of wine could help preserve your brain into old age, a new study has found.

/ January 6, 2017
Toshiba Sattelite Laptop Recall

Toshiba Recalls Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Toshiba is expanding a recall to include about 200,000 lithium-ion laptop batteries because they can overheat and catch on fire, posing burn injury hazards to consumers.

/ January 5, 2017

Toilet Explodes in China Due to Massive Gas Build-Up

One person died and 7 were injured in China after a public toilet exploded due to a massive build-up of toxic gas from human waste.

/ January 5, 2017

The Science of Political Belief: Why We Get Passionate About Politics

A new study holds fascinating clues as to why people get so worked up about politics.

/ January 5, 2017
E-cigarette explosion

FDA Will Investigate E-Cig Battery Explosion Risk

There have been over 200 reports of e-cigarettes exploding when the lithium-ion batteries overheated. Just days ago, video cameras caught one exploding in the pocket of a man on a bus in California.

/ January 4, 2017