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In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new class of drugs to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. Invokana (also called canagliflozin) is a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor (SGLT2 inhibitor) that is used to treat this common condition. Other names for the drug include Invokamet…

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Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that car accidents are a leading cause of death for children in the US. The CDC also maintains that car seat usage can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent, depending on the child’s age. However, car…

An investigation conducted by three consumer safety agencies has discovered CarMax is selling recalled vehicles with unrepaired defects. CarMax has 185 used car lots across the country, three of which are located in Pennsylvania. The Center for Auto Safety, the CARS Foundation and the MASSPIRG Education Fund analyzed 1,699 vehicles…

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Mazda has issued a recall for almost 58,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker said that 2015 and 2016 Mazda 6 sedans suffer from a defect that could disable the power steering or airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seats in these vehicles were…

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has investigated over 60 hoverboard fires since 2015. In 2016, the CPSC recalled over half a million hoverboards due to fire and explosion risks. Recently, the CPSC re-issued warnings regarding the dangers of hoverboards after two girls who were killed because of burns they suffered in…

The FDA reported that there is a rare cancer that is directly connected to breast implants. Nearly 10 fatalities were reported to the FDA regarding this extremely rare cancer, which is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The cancer affects the cells in the immune system and populates the area surrounding the…

A second girl succumbed to her injuries from the hoverboard fire that occurred in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home on Friday night. On Saturday morning, a two-year-old girl fell victim to her injuries in the Harrisburg hoverboard fire. Due to complications from her burn injuries, the second girl, who was 10 years old and attempted…

A hoverboard fire claimed the life of a young girl on Saturday morning. The fire began around 8 pm on Friday evening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania when a charging hoverboard ignited. After the three-year-old girl was brought to the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday morning…