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    • FDA INVESTIGATING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO BALDING   

      FDA INVESTIGATING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO BALDING  

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert about a line of cleansing hair conditioners after receiving a slew of complaints about hair loss, bald spots, itching and rashes.  Some 21,000 people have lodged complaints with the manufacturers […]

    • GENERAL MILLS EXPANDS MASSIVE FLOUR RECALL

      GENERAL MILLS EXPANDS MASSIVE FLOUR RECALL

      General Mills widened its recall of potentially contaminated flour Monday, and health officials said 46 people have been made sick so far by raw flour.  The company first recalled about 10 million pounds of flour in May, saying it could […]

    • FDA ADDS LABEL WARNINGS FOR FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS

      FDA ADDS LABEL WARNINGS FOR FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less […]

    • TOYOTA RECALLS 1.4 MILLION CARS – AIR BAG ISSUE

      TOYOTA RECALLS 1.4 MILLION CARS – AIR BAG ISSUE

      Toyota Motor Corp. said late on Tuesday it is recalling 1.43 million hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect.  The faulty air bags are not related to recent massive recalls of Takata air […]

    • PEDIATRICIANS CALL FOR TIGHTER RULES ON LEAD EXPOSURE

      PEDIATRICIANS CALL FOR TIGHTER RULES ON LEAD EXPOSURE

      A leading group of pediatricians are calling for stricter national regulation and stronger commitment to eliminate sources of lead before exposure occurs.  Despite dramatic declines in childhood lead poisoning over the past few decades, the United States is doing too […]

    • NJ RIVERS AND BAYS INVADED BY DANGEROUS CLINGING JELLYFISH   

      NJ RIVERS AND BAYS INVADED BY DANGEROUS CLINGING JELLYFISH  

      Researchers have now confirmed a significant presence of one type of small and potentially dangerous type of jellyfish found in the Monmouth Beach and Oceanport areas of the Jersey Shore.  About 60 clinging jellyfish were collected over the weekend.  Clinging […]

    • FATALITIES ON NEW JERSEY ROADWAYS   

      FATALITIES ON NEW JERSEY ROADWAYS  

      The latest fatal crash statistics from the State Police show 231 fatal crashes on the state’s roadways so far this year – an 11 percent jump from the 207 deadly crashes reported in mid-June 2015.  According to New Jersey Police, […]

    • FDA WARNS ABOUT IMODIUM MISUSE

      FDA WARNS ABOUT IMODIUM MISUSE

      The FDA has recently warned that higher than recommended doses of the diarrhea drug loperamide (Imodium) can cause serious and even fatal cardiac arrhythmias.  The risk of these serious heart problems may also be increased when high doses of loperamide […]

    • SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS

      SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS

      Every year thousands of people suffer from heat-related conditions (hyperthermia) like heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year around 300 people in the U.S. die from excessive heat exposure.  […]

    • Summer Bike Safety

      Summer Bike Safety

      New Jersey is a dangerous place for bicyclists.  Among the 50 states, New Jersey had the second-highest percentage of fatal motor vehicle accidents, 28.9 percent, that claimed the lives of pedestrians or bicyclists in 2012.  That percentage rose to 32.4 […]