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U.S. Representatives Hear Testimony on Talcum Powder Cancer Risk

A recent hearing before the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy shed some light on the possible dangers of cosmetic products, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits for its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, which may increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Some medical professionals, including one who testified before the House subcommittee, believe there…
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Honda Recalls 1.1 Million U.S. Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles in North America. More than 1.1 million of those vehicles are in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency investigating the defect, these vehicles contain defective Takata replacement airbags. These airbags were initially used to replace Takata driver’s side airbags that were part of a much larger recall or to repair…
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Recording of the Recent House Subcommittee Hearing on Consumer Products and Cancer

Members of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy recently heard testimony on cancer-causing consumer products. During the hearing, several people, including individuals who were harmed by these products, provided testimony before members of the committee. One of the topics of discussion was the link between talcum powder cosmetic products and certain types of cancer. Johnson & Johnson and other companies have faced lawsuits from consumers who allege they developed ovarian…
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Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks and Lincoln Continentals Due to Dangerous Defects

Ford Motor Co. recently issued a recall for more than 1 million F-150 pickups and thousands of Lincoln Continentals. About 1.48 million F-150 trucks are being recalled due to a possible transmission issue that could cause an accident. The Lincoln Continental recall includes over 25,000 sedans that have a door-latch defect. Are F-150 and Lincoln Continental Vehicle Owners at Risk of an Accident? Ford has selected the 2011-2013 F-150 models…
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Did J&J Knowingly Hide Cancer-Causing Asbestos from Consumers?

For years, women have been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder as a trusted feminine hygiene product. Many of these women are now fighting ovarian cancer. Based on scientific studies, they believe talcum powder marketed for use by mothers and their babies is to blame. According to a Reuters report, Johnson & Johnson was aware its baby powder contained asbestos and talc which are carcinogenic. Yet, the company did not disclose…
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Could 2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Have Defective Brakes?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating General Motors (GM) trucks and SUVs with faulty braking systems. Roughly 2.7 million vehicles sold in the United States may be affected by the issue. If you own a GM truck or SUV, here is the information you need to know. Could 2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Have Defective Brakes? According to an NHTSA report, an engine-driven vacuum pump may…
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Why Is Toyota Recalling 1.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide?

As 2018 ends, Toyota continues to recall vehicles with safety issues that could put consumers in danger. Just a few months ago, we brought you news of two Toyota recalls involving over 200,000 cars here in the U.S. Now, its latest recalls are bringing 1.4 million vehicles back to dealerships worldwide. If your car is one of these vehicles, your family could be in danger. More Toyota Recalls Reveal Dangerous…
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Stronger Than Hate

Friends: We were shocked and saddened to learn of the senseless tragedy that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue near Pittsburgh this past weekend. This is just the latest in what has become an all too often senseless loss of life at the hands of deranged radicals. Whether the deaths occur as a result of shootings at schools, churches, mosques, concerts or malls we all must speak out and…
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Could Physician Burnout Cause Your Doctor to Make a Medical Error?

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America behind heart disease and cancer. These errors are also often preventable, so healthcare professionals have put great effort into bringing the instances of errors down. However, are some of these efforts misplaced? If so, could this lead to more medical malpractice? Should Physician Burnout Be a Higher Priority When Reducing Medical Errors In recent years, the healthcare industry has…
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Understanding the Spike in Suicides for Pennsylvania Prison Inmates

According to a report published by the CDC, suicide rates have risen over 30 percent since 1999. In Pennsylvania, the suicide rate has increased by 22 percent since 2008. While these numbers are troubling, there are segments of our population where the suicide rate is even higher. For example, the suicide rate for the Pennsylvania prison population has increased by 103 percent from 2008 to 2017. According to the Department…
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