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Uterine Fibroid Morcellator Recalls Urged by Senators

Amid continuing concerns about the risk of uterine fibroid morcellators spreading cancer, two New York Senators intend to call on the FDA to push for all manufacturers of the controversial surgical devices to remove their products from the market. Continued

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Low Testosterone May Be Caused by Phthalate Exposure: Study

University of Michigan researchers suggest that exposure to some common chemicals used in plastics may be linked to low testosterone levels in men, women and children.  Continued

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Many Patients Face Emergency Gallbladder Surgery Delays: Study

Gallbladder disease is frequent issue in the U.S., yet many people who go to the emergency room with gallbladder pain are discharged, only to return within a month needing emergency surgery, according to the findings of new research.  Continued

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Baxter Dialysis Recall Issued Due to Risk of Contaminated Solutions

Particulate matter contamination has led to the recall of two lots of DIANEAL dialysis solution by Baxter International.  Continued

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Lincoln, Ford Recalls Issued Due to Risk of Vehicles Rolling Away

More than 120,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles have been recalled following warranty claims that suggest certain linkshafts may become disengaged, potentially causing loss of drive function and posing a roll away hazard, even if the transmission is placed in the “Park” position.   Continued

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Whole Foods Faces Class Action Lawsuits Over Deceptive Yogurt Labeling

Two separate class action lawsuits have been filed against Whole Food Markets, alleging that the company purposefully lied about the amount of sugar in its store-brand yogurt products, to make them appear more healthy.  Continued

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Judge Plans To Speed Up Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Trials

As the number of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system continues to increase, with many of the manufacturers of these controversial products making little progress toward settling the claims, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation indicates that he will prepare a large number of cases to be “expeditiously set for trial.” Continued

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Mirena Intracranial Hypertension Lawsuits to Proceed Without MDL

A panel of federal judges has rejected a request to establish new centralized proceedings for a number of Mirena IUD lawsuits that involve claims that the birth control implant caused women to suffer intracranial hypertension, involving a build up of fluid pressure in the skull that may negatively affect the brain.  Continued

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Link Between Fosamax and Jaw Decay Found in New Study

New research appears to provide further evidence linking side effects of Fosamax to a risk of serious and debilitating jaw bone decay.  Continued

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Ramen Noodles May Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes: Study

New research suggests that eating more than two servings of instant noodles per week may increase an individual’s risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke, raising potential concerns about Ramen Noodles and other instant noodle products.  Continued