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Essure Birth Control Device Linked to Serious Side Effects, Deaths

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing the permanent birth control device Essure after thousands of reports of adverse events including the death of four women and five fetuses. U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro spoke out against Essure, saying she was “deeply disturbed by reports from women about severe adverse health effects they have suffered …” and called for Essure ... Read More »

Honda Recalls 1 Million More Defective Airbags

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On Monday, Honda stated that it was adding another 1 million vehicles to the Takata air bag recall. These air bags are recalled due to the airbags ability to explode with too much force.  The expansion is including just over a million 2001 to 2005 Civics and 2003 to 2007 Accords. These two models are Honda’s number 2 and number ... Read More »

E-cigarettes Can Poison Children

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  Health officials in Minnesota are seeing a jump in nicotine poisoning in children, and the safety of electronic cigarettes is being questioned. The Minnesota department of health released a nicotine health advisory to show the nicotine poisonings from electronic cigarette among children the ages of 5 of younger. It is thought that electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional smoking. Nicotine ... Read More »

Common Household Pesticide Linked To ADHD In Boys

One of the particularly troubling side effects is the growth of breasts in boys.

Recent studies have linked a commonly used household pesticide, pyrethroid, with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teen boys. Pyrethroid was found to have an association with the hyperactivity and impulsive characteristics of ADHD. It is thought that pyrethroid is a safer pesticide, resulting in its growing use for pest control in residential areas and in agriculture. The pesticide that ... Read More »

FDA And Congress Work To Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

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The use of e-cigarette products is increasing with the young crowd, and the safety of the tobacco product being questioned. E-cigarettes still contain nicotine, which has addictive properties.  It is true that e-cigarettes are a safer option for tobacco consumption, but the long term effects of these products have not been determined, nor the side effects of secondhand smoke. Recent studies ... Read More »

8 Tips To Keeping Food Safe This Summer

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Food Borne Bacteria Grows Faster in Hot Weather The start of summer is around the corner! Many trips and parties will be planned, and some will cook for many. With the extra activities, and the large number of people you could be feeding, food safety is extremely important to make sure every one has a fun, and safe, weekend. Food ... Read More »

Airline Forces Dad to Pay to Sit With Toddler

Frank Strong was forced to pay to sit next to his toddler on a flight.

A man flying with Delta was forced to pay to sit next to his 4 year old daughter, or sit 11 rows away from her. Frank Strong of Raleigh, North Carolina booked tickets to fly to Montgomery, Alabama, but couldn’t find seats together, even after entering his daughter’s age. Sitting with his daughter would cost another $88 fee. Mr. Strong ... Read More »

Accidents Reported by New Self Driving Cars

California Sees Self Driving Cars in Fender Benders Lexus and Google are just two of the few companies that have joined forces to create self driving cars. Nearly fifty have been created, and four have already been involved in accidents since the tests started in September. Any accidents are to be reported to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The ... Read More »

4th State Protects its Children From Secondhand Smoke

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Oregon Passed a Law Banning Parents From Smoking in Vehicles With Children. Oregon is putting the safety of children first with the passing of a new law banning smoking in vehicles while children are present. The law has been in effect since January 1 of this year. Violators face up to a $250 fine if caught smoking in a vehicle ... Read More »

Takata pushes back against Congressional pressure [VIDEO]

Takata pushes back against Congressional pressure [VIDEO]

Takata is under pressure from safety regulators to expand its recall of defective airbags, but the company has pushed back, telling a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on December 3 that the numbers don’t justify a nationwide recall. At least five deaths are blamed on defective Takata airbags, prompting Congressman Billy Long to ask, “How many more people need ... Read More »