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Inpatient Urological Surgery Linked to Preventable Deaths: Study

Preventable deaths during common inpatient urological surgery are on the rise, as healthy and more affluent patients increasingly rely on outpatient services, according to the findings of new research. Continued

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Notebook Power Cord Recall Issue Due To Fires, Burns

Over 6 million power cords used with Hewlett-Packard (HP) notebook computers have been recalled, following dozens of reports of problems with overheating, which may pose a potential risk of fires and burns. Continued

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Linzess Black Box Warning Added by FDA For Pediatric Risk

Federal drug regulators are adding a new black box warning to the irritable bowel syndrome drug Linzess, indicating that the medication poses potential health risks for children.  Continued

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Mazda Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Engine Defect

Mazda faces a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of vehicle owners, alleging that the automaker intentionally concealed information about an engine valve defect and has refused to repair the problem.  Continued

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Sam’s Club Chicken Ceasar Salad Kit Recall: Listeria Risk

More than 90,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken used in Sam’s Club Chicken Caesar Salad Kits are being recalled, after government health officials confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogens, a serious and sometimes fatal infection.  Continued

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Ace Bayou Bean Bag Recall Issued After Deaths of Children

The deaths of at least two children have led to a recall ofabout 2.2 million bean bag chairs sold nationwide, due to design problems that may cause children to suffocate. Continued

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NHTSA Opens Fire Truck Ladder Investigation After Injuries, Recall

Government highway safety officials have opened an investigation into reports of injuries associated with previously recalled fire trucks, where the aerial bucket equipment unintentionally retracted after repairs were reportedly made. Continued

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Youths Using Less Sunscreen As Melanoma Rates Rise: Study

As the rate of Americans diagnosed with melanoma each year continues to increase, a troubling government report suggests that fewer teens are using sunscreen products that may reduce the risk of skin cancer.  Continued

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Mold Fears Lead to Gel-E-Donut and Squishon 2 Infant Pillow Recall

More than 330,000 newborn neck cradle support cushions are being recalled, following multiple reports of visible mold on the outer surfaces, which may pose a risk of severe adverse consequences for infants.  Continued

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Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Recall Issued Due to Salmonella

Following at least four reported illnesses, government testing has revealed that several types of peanut butters and almond butters manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. may be contaminated with salmonella, resulting in a recall for a number of products.  Continued