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Use of PPI’s Linked to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer, Studies Find

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 4, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Many people suffering with acid reflux disease, heart burn or stomach ulcers are prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) as treatment. Harvard Medical School describes these medications, which include drugs such as Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex, Nexium and Dexilant, as the safest form of treatment for gastroesophageal diseases; however, recent research shows that there is an alarming link...
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Doctors Have Identified a New Vaping Lung Injury

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm
A new lung injury associated with vaping has been identified by the doctors of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia (AFOP) is a special histological pattern in acute respiratory failure with high mortality. It is described as a “newly evolving, rare lung pathology within the field of pulmonology.” A recently published report discusses the case of...
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A Basic Overview of the Vaping Illness Outbreak

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Vaping has become increasingly popular among young adults in America. Studies show that 20% of Americans aged 18-29 say they vape despite the confirmed 42 fatality cases and probable 2,172 lung injury cases. Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of aerosol, typically containing toxic chemicals, through e-cigarettes or vaporizing instruments. Vaping products contain a mouthpiece to inhale the aerosol, a...
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Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Recently, a 17 year-old boy arrived at the emergency room after an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. He suffered multiple severe injuries to his mouth and chin. Between 2015 and 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,035 electronic cigarettes exploded and caused burn injuries to their users. https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/case-of-injury-from-e-cigarette-explosion-reported/
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Flavors in e-cigarettes could pose heart health risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2019 at 10:40 am
Some flavorings in electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), even without nicotine, can increase the risk of heart disease. Dr. Joseph Wu, director of Stanford University's cardiovascular institute, and his team published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found human cells exposed to e-cigarette flavors indicated blood vessel dysfunction. Overall, the type of cells studied that line...
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
This week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") brand JUUL accusing it of targeting youth in its sales and downplaying the harm its products cause. According to the National Youth Tobacco survey, nearly 4 million kids are currently use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, and this number could be even...
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Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Blows Up in His Face

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
​FORT WORTH, TX - Authorities say a young man by the name of William Brown died of a massive stroke after an e-cigarette exploded and tore his carotid artery.  According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Williams died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29th. The explosion reportedly happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a store...
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FDA WARNS AGAINST VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm
On July 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of energy-based (most commonly radiofrequency or laser) devices utilized to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. These devices have been approved by the FDA for gynecological purposes such as the destruction of abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical or vaginal tissue and genital warts. However, several manufacturers of these devices have been...
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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Must Warn Doctors and Patients of Their Products’ Risks

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
By: Gregory Spizer Prescription medications and medical devices have saved, prolonged and/or improved lives.  In many instances, these products have been of great benefit to millions.  However, all of these products also have side effects which can be fatal or disabling.  For this reason, the law requires that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers warn doctors and patients of their products’...
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It’s Flu Season Get Your Vaccine! But Be Aware: You Are Entitled to Compensation if You Have Bad Reaction

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm
By: Larry Cohan The simple realty is, everyone needs to get their vaccines. Unfortunately, a small percentage of vaccine recipients will suffer a reaction—sometimes disabling or even fatal. In 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act) created the VICP to ensure production of an adequate number of vaccines, stabilization of vaccine costs, and creation of a...
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Does Your Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 3, 2016 at 11:41 am
According to recent reports, women are increasingly limiting their use of talcum powder products such as Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower after a connection was found between the products and ovarian cancer.  An increasing number of women are pursuing legal action against the manufacturers. Research dating back to 1971 found traces of talc in ovarian and...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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