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  • Johnson & Johnson to pay Californian woman $417 million over talcum powder lawsuit

    August 23, 2017 8:36 AM 12

    Eva Echeverria, a resident of California was the latest person to receive a total of $417 million regarding a talcum powder accusation that caused her ovarian cancer in accordance with a Los Angeles Superior Court order. The verdict was announced on Monday as the purported Johnson & Johnson company, neglected to provide customers enough information about

  • Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Baby Powder-Related Lawsuit

    August 22, 2017 10:20 PM 14

    After a series of lawsuits, baby powder purveyor Johnson & Johnson was just ordered to pay a record-breaking $417 million over a claimed connection with one woman's terminal case of ovarian cancer. This week, a Los Angeles jury ordered the pharmaceutical company to pay a record-breaking $417 million settlement to Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old woman who developed

  • Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

    August 21, 2017 7:02 PM 11

    A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about

  • Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

    August 21, 2017 1:33 PM 9

    The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

  • Injuries from pubic hair grooming are more common than what people think

    August 19, 2017 7:06 PM 11

    1 out of every 4 people injure themselves while grooming their pubic hair, according to a new survey. About 76 percent of the participants admitted having groomed ‘down there,’ and an important part of them got injuries and infections after doing so. A lot of people tend to remove their pubic hair – either partially or entirely – using different methods

  • Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

    August 18, 2017 5:28 AM 21

    PARIS- The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group

  • Dementia progress could be tracked with THIS simple tool

    August 17, 2017 8:47 AM 21

    DEMENTIA - or Alzheimer’s disease, which is a form of dementia - could be tracked by analysing and testing sense of smell. Simple odour identification tests could help track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually appear. Experts have claimed by the time you start losing your memory it is almost too late. This is because the damage

  • Fleas Carrying Plague Found In 2nd Arizona County

    August 14, 2017 3:14 PM 15

    A second Arizona county in two weeks has confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague. Plague is an infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans

  • Odisha swine flu toll rises to seven

    August 11, 2017 10:30 PM 39

    The swine flu toll in Odisha increased to seven with three more persons succumbing to the disease on Friday, official sources said. A 51-year-old man undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack succumbed to Swine flu late last night. The deceased hailed from Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur district. The second victim was a 58-year-old

  • Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you

    August 8, 2017 3:30 PM 24

    The Moscow mule — that Instagram-ready cocktail that has surged in popularity in recent years — has only a few ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, lime and ice. But perhaps the most crucial component of the drink is the copper mug in which it’s almost always served, beverage aficionados say. Now, public health officials are warning that those mugs could