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May 2009 Archive

Published on May 29, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Tylenol linked to liver damage, says FDA

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, increases the risk of liver damage, says a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report. As a result, the FDA is recommending stronger label warnings and dose limitations for all drugs containing Acetaminophen.

Published on May 22, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
elderly fall injuries

Falling is a serious concern for older adults. Not only does it happen often, but many times it leads to serious injuries and sometimes even death. Below are some questions and answers from the USA Today that may give you a better understanding of slip and fall safety and risks.

Published on May 22, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Experts warn that supplements can be dangerous

Though many people think looking for "natural" or "herbal" on product labels means that supplements are safe, experts want to set the record straight. They say that although some doctors recommend supplements and millions of people try them each year as an alternative to traditional medications, consumers have to be careful about what they are buying.

Published on May 22, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Ground beef linked to E. coli illnesses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illnois

You might want to hold off on firing up the grill this weekend – an Illinois manufacturer has recalled almost 96,000 pounds of ground beef. The meat, which has already been linked to illnesses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois, may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Published on May 20, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Texting while driving remains popular in U.S.

A new study has found that 25 percent of U.S. cell phone users admit to texting while driving, despite laws in several states that ban the practice. In fact, the report says that some of the most widespread texting while driving occurs in states where it is banned or where legislation is pending.

Published on May 19, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Frozen foods may pose health risks to consumers

Food safety has been under increased scrutiny following this year's massive salmonella outbreak involving peanut products. One area of particular concern is frozen foods, and many manufacturers say they are unable to guarantee the safety of their products.

Published on May 07, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Reglan linked to tardive dyskinesia

Recent studies have linked long-term use of the drug Reglan to the development of tardive dyskinesia (TD). TD is a serious and often permanent neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements in the face and extremities.

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