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May, 2014

  • 30 May

    Sunscreen is Finally Entering the 21st Century

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    Sunscreen is the worst. Well, I guess the harmful effects of NOT wearing sunscreen might be even worse. So let me rephrase that: sunscreen can be irritating to put on, always greasy and waste everyone’s time. And yet, it is so important that we wear it more regularly than we …

November, 2012

  • 16 November

    5-Hour Energy Drink Blamed for 13 Deaths

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    The Food and Drug Administration has received claims that the popular energy beverage, 5-Hour energy has been linked to 33 illnesses requiring hospitalization and 13 deaths in the past 4 years and now the federal government and the New York Attorney General’s Office are launching an official investigation. The 2oz …

October, 2012

  • 23 October

    Monster Energy Drink Blamed for Teen’s Death

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    Last year a 14 year old teenage girl died in Maryland after drinking two cans of Monster Energy Drink two days in a row and now her parents are suing the manufacturer for not warning consumers about the potential dangers of their product. Each 24 ounce can of Monster Energy …

  • 5 October

    Steroid related meningitis scare spreads to 23 states

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    Health officials all over the country today are scrambling to warn doctors and patients about a contaminated batch of steroid injections that has already claimed 5 lives. The routine steroid injections have become contaminated with a type of leaf mold fungus that causes a rare form of meningitis. Officials realized only yesterday …

September, 2012

  • 14 September

    Salmonella warning issued for Agricola Daniella mangoes

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    The FDA issued a warning today advising consumers to steer clear of mangoes from Mexico based supplier Agricola Daniella due to the risk of salmonella contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested several samples and found that they carry the same strain of bacteria that has been implicated …

August, 2012

  • 9 August

    New Pill Soon to be Available for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    For years those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have had to resort to twice monthly shots to seek relief from the debilitating pain the disease causes. Thanks to a medical breakthrough a new pill may be greenlighted by the FDA this month that will change the face of rheumatoid arthritis treatment. …