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Most Drug Makers Report Incomplete Side Effects to the FDA

The FDA keeps a database for adverse events (i.e. side effects, serious injuries, deaths) related to a particular pharmaceutical. Both doctors and patients have the option of voluntarily reporting problems to the agency or a drug manufacturer, but drug companies […]

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E-Cigarette Exploding Problem Burns People

Last week I wrote about recent studies into the potential health risks and benefits of e-cigarettes.  I also mentioned another hazard involved with vaping: exploding batteries.  As more people take up vaping, reports of serious burn injuries continue to pop […]

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E-Cig Safety Research Conflicting (But Mostly Negative)

By now we should all be able to agree that smoking tobacco products is very bad for your health.  Less clear at this point is the effect of e-cigarette use, otherwise generally known as “vaping.”  Vaping devices hit the market […]

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Hoverboards are the Hot Holiday Item – Literally

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us and the holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  One of items topping many lists is the Back-to-the-Futuristic hoverboard, a two-wheeled device […]

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Michigan University Concludes Self-Driving Cars Have Higher Crash Rate

Earlier this year, the much-discussed Google self-driving car was involved in a personal injury accident.  As it turns out, that was not an isolated incident.  According to a study by the University of Michigan, self-driving vehicles have a higher crash […]

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Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Fraud Hurts Consumers

Volkswagen has admitted to manipulating 11 million vehicles to lie to regulators about emissions.  VW had installed software in its so-called “Clean Diesel” sedans to sense when the vehicle was being tested for emissions and provide a result that indicated […]

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The Hidden Danger of Hand Sanitizer

Flu season is coming soon, and along with it the ubiquitous bottles of waterless hand sanitizers.  Pockets, key chains, purses, and desks will be adorned with the multi-colored disease fighting product before you know it.  And while the alcohol-based gel […]

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Marijuana Vaping – Risky New Teen Trend?

You’ve probably heard a lot about “vaping,” the general term for using e-cigarettes and similar devices.  Manufacturers have been trying to position vaping as a safer alternative than actual cigarettes and as a tool to help current smokers quit.  Still, […]

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National Pastime Faces Safety Concerns

Few things say “summertime” like an afternoon at the ballpark cheering on the home team.  Even if Major League Baseball tickets have gotten a little pricey, there are hundreds of minor league teams dotting the map offering an affordable diversion.  […]

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Safe Grilling Tips to Keep Summer Sizzling

Along with beautiful weather, the joy of summer brings more barbeques than we can keep up with. Something about food fresh off the grill puts a smile on just about every ones face.  Although summer barbeques are joyous occasions, there […]