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    National Heatstroke Prevention Day

    Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues an important reminder to parents and caretakers about the significant dangers hot vehicles pose to children. On Sunday, May 1st, the administration launched its “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” National Heatstroke Prevention Day. The campaign’s primary goal is to remind parents and caregivers about[…]

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    FDA Recalls Belviq, Belviq XR

    Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a formal request to withdrawal Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin), from the market amidst rising safety concerns. The manufacturer of the weight loss medication, Eisai Inc., has agreed to comply with the recall in an effort to protect consumers from the drug’s associated risks. The FDA made[…]

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    OSHA To Fight Against Violence in the Workplace

    At a recent national safety conference, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) expressed its goal to fight against workplace violence and its associated risks of serious injuries and death. According to OSHA, violence in the workplace constitutes any threat or act of physical violence, intimidation, harassment and other forms of disruptive, threatening behaviors that[…]

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    Early, Unexpected Death A Potential Consequence of Heartburn Drugs

    A new study published in the British Medical Journal Open has discovered alarming news for people who take certain heartburn medications. At prescription strength level, certain drugs have been tied to an increase in unexpected, early death. According to the study, particular heartburn medications can increase a person’s risk level by as much as 25%.[…]

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    C. diff Infections Finally Decreasing; Thanks to Less Antibiotics and Better Cleaning

    Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infections Program shows that rates of C. difficile (C. diff), a potentially deadly infection, are on a steady decline. According to the information, this is thanks to fewer antibiotics being used when they shouldn’t be and better cleaning standards at nursing homes and[…]

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