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June 2008 Archive

Published on Jun 27, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Adults furnish teens with alcohol

For many teens, adults contribute to underage drinking. A government survey has found that of the 10.8 million underage drinkers in the United States, 40 percent obtained free alcohol from an adult in the past month.

Published on Jun 25, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Defective cribs recalled

Your child's crib may not provide a good night's sleep. More than 300,000 Jardine cribs sold by Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores have been recalled, and one Pennsylvania mother witnessed the hazards of the cribs firsthand.

Published on Jun 24, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Painkiller warning issued

Some painkillers may do more harm than good. Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban a prescription painkiller chemically known as propoxyphene, citing the dangerous risks it poses to consumers.

Published on Jun 20, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Teens use cell phones while driving despite risks

When driving, the smallest distractions can cause accidents, which is why many states have instituted cell phone restriction laws over the years. However, a recent study has found that despite the safety risks, most teenage drivers ignore these laws.

Published on Jun 18, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Vinyl shower curtains emit toxic chemicals

You may be getting more than just clean when you step into your shower. According to a report issued by a national environmental organization, vinyl shower curtains can emit toxic chemicals linked to serious health problems.

Published on Jun 16, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Morphine tablets recalled

A recall has been announced for certain lots of morphine tablets that can pose a health risk to patients. ETHEX Corporation initiated the recall after oversized tablets were found in previously recalled lots of the medication.

Published on Jun 11, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Suicide warning for epilepsy drugs

It has been found that epilepsy drugs can have dangerous side effects in patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon change the labels of 11 epilepsy drugs to include warnings about the risk of suicidal behavior in those who take the medications.

Published on Jun 10, 2008 by Edgar Snyder

Effects of the recent salmonella outbreak being spread by contaminated raw tomatoes have reached western Pennsylvania. Giant Eagle, which has 223 supermarkets throughout western PA, West Virginia, and Ohio, has pulled potentially dangerous tomatoes from store shelves.

Published on Jun 09, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Immune System Drugs

Medicines used to treat immune system diseases can pose life-threatening risks for children and young adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into whether or not four drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn's disease lead to cancer and other dangerous infections in children.

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