Lives on the Line: Dangers on Construction Worksites
Posted on February 20, 2019

Construction Workers and Tradesmen At Risk Construction workers and skilled tradesmen are some of the hardest working people in the country. Though the work they do is crucial, the nature of their jobs can put them at risk. A simple…


Roundup and Other Glyphosate Weed Killers Linked to Cancer
Posted on February 19, 2019

In farms around the world, powerful chemical compounds are sprayed on crops in order to keep invasive plants and pests away. Some of these agrochemicals have proven to be a double-edged sword — yes, they kill unwanted bugs and weeds,…


Makers of Zostavax® Shingles Vaccine Face Mounting Lawsuits
Posted on February 13, 2019

A shingles vaccine for adults over the age of 50, Zostavax® has been the subject of numerous lawsuits in recent years. Though the vaccine has been in use for over a decade, men and women across the U.S. are claiming…


Breast Implant Cancer Cases Are on the Rise, Says FDA – Here’s Why
Posted on February 12, 2019

Breast implant cancer has been found in – and killed – more women than previously thought, federal health officials have announced. At least 457 women in the U.S. have now been diagnosed with a type of cancer called breast implant-associated…


E-Cigarette Explosion Kills 24-Year-Old Texas Man
Posted on February 7, 2019

A 24-year-old Texas man died last month after the e-cigarette he was using exploded in his face. Debris from the device had severed an artery in his neck, leading to bleeding in the brain and a massive stroke. The man’s…


Harvard Scientists Finally Find Link between E-Cigarette Flavors & Impaired Lung Function
Posted on February 6, 2019

Two chemicals widely used to flavor e-cigarettes could be harming users’ lungs, according to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study is the first to look at the impact of the flavoring chemicals –…


$41 Million Verdict Reached in Latest Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Trial
Posted on February 5, 2019

In the latest of thousands of pelvic mesh lawsuits in the U.S., Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. was hit with a $41 Million verdict after a Philadelphia jury declared its mesh implants defective. According to the lawsuit, Ethicon had…


American Lung Association: FDA Is Failing to Protect Kids from E-Cigarettes
Posted on January 31, 2019

The American Lung Association (ALA) released their annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, and the results were not good. Electronic cigarette use, also known as vaping, has skyrocketed, especially among minors. The report criticizes both state and federal regulators for…


Physician Burnout Is Now a Public Health Crisis
Posted on January 28, 2019

The healthcare community is made up of individuals and companies who are supposed to work together toward a common goal: a society of healthy people. And yet, patients, doctors, policy-makers, and insurers constantly find themselves odds with one another. Patients…


Johnson & Johnson’s Latest Hip Implant Trial Wraps Up with $120M Verdict
Posted on January 25, 2019

In a lawsuit brought by 46 U.S. states, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay $120 Million to resolve claims that it used “unfair and deceptive” practices to market its metal-on-metal hip-implant devices. New York Attorney General Letitia James,…