A recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration emphasizes the adverse effects linked to the use of homeopathic tablets in soothing teething babies. According to a press announcement dated September 30, 2016, these homeopathic teething tablets and gels by Hyland’s nationwide have been found to pose significant risk to the health of infants and children.
The FDA has found cases of these products causing alarming symptoms like vomiting, tremors, shortness of breath, lethargy, sleepiness, high fevers, and increased irritability and agitation dating back from 2010.They have also begun investigating the ten reports of deaths linked to these homeopathic treatments. While CVS, one of the products distributors, has pulled out tablets and gels in question from their stores, Hyland’s has discontinued distribution but has yet to issue a recall on their wares.
Homeopathic teething tablets, much like other supplements in the market, aren’t regulated by the FDA. There’s little information on the ingredients used in these products and there’s no way to tell just how toxic or dangerous they can be. It has, however, been found out that one of the main ingredients used in this tablet is the plant belladonna. Also ominously called deadly nightshade, belladonna acts as a sedative that is used for serious cases of asthma and whooping cough, as well as Parkinson’s disease. The use of belladonna can lead to many alarming side effects, which is why most doctors will only prescribe it for conditions where the benefits of the substance will largely outweigh the risks. As pointed out by Williams Kherkher, it’s difficult to fathom how such a powerful ingredient can be used in a product intended for infants and small children.
Parents looking to help soothe the discomfort caused by their child’s teething should instead look at chew toys and easy home remedies for a solution. Giving a teething baby a chilled teether or a cold washcloth should be enough to help them through this new but often painful stage in their continuing development.
A car accident is a always traumatic experience, add to this the physical injuries victims will sustain and how serious these injuries will be. The severity of injuries and extent of damage during car accidents are greatly affected by the types of vehicles involved in the accident and the speed of these vehicles before collision. Thus, a bigger and faster moving vehicle will definitely cause greater property damage and worse injuries to the victim.
Besides the injuries, the victim is sure to be subjected to financial burden also as the injury will require medical treatment, and if the victim will not be able to render work, this will means lost wages, putting him/her and his/her family in a more stressful situation.
Often, car accidents occur due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of the driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top four causes of accidents are drunk-driving, speeding, driver error (like failure to use signal lights or failure to buckle-up) and driving distractions, such as texting while driving, which is the leading type of distraction among young drivers in the U.S. These causes fall under the control of the driver; but there are also other causes of accidents which fall outside the driver’s control; and since these are not obvious to the driver, the risk of accident is increased, and the extent of damage and severity of injuries, possibly greater.
These other causes include defective car parts or poorly manufactured vehicular parts, such as a defective braking system, an exploding airbag, a defective child seat or, seat belt, headlights or signal lights that do not work properly, or tire tread depth that falls short of government standard. These defects can be due to something that the manufacturer failed to do or something that the manufacturer did, but which is not supposed to be part of the manufacturing process.
It is not easy to prove a car defect (especially if the defect is the car’s design itself) or a defective car part. Despite a driver’s statement that a particular part failed to function properly, evidences that will prove the veracity of the driver’s words will be required. If proven, however, then the manufacturer of the defective car part will have a lot to answer for, including compensating the victim for his/her present and future accident-caused financial concerns, besides recalling the defective part so as not to put other lives in danger. An experienced attorney of the Hankey Law Office can assist with legal action against car manufacturers.
An Assembly bill that seeks to shift the management of Medicaid fundings to private entities is being mulled in Nevada. However, even as this proposed legislation is yet to leave the chambers necessary to make it a full-fledged law, advocates are concerned that changing management platforms could lead to a loss for the senior citizens and the disabled of the region.
For instance, 72-year-old Marsha Rodriguez, who is afflicted with a hereditary protein deficiency that gives her difficulty in breathing, is able to receive services from a home caregiver who helps her take a bath, change her clothes, and perform minor activities such as doing laundry and cooking because she receives a Home and Community Based Waiver, which uses Medicaid funding. So instead of living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, she can be taken care of at home.
If Nevada transitions the population to a Medicaid managed care program, non-profits and advocacy groups are worried that senior citizens, blind people, and the disabled would find it difficult to receive financial assistance and live at home, which is currently being taken care of by the state Aging and Disability Services Division by operating waiver programs that provide non-medical programs to the said group of people.
According to SeniorAdvice.com, the proposal died at the committee level without even reaching a public hearing but a similar provision was placed onto the final appropriations bill of the state’s most recent legislative session.
Aging and Disability Services Division administrator Jane Gruber said it was unclear whether all or only a subset of the elderly, blind, and disabled who are receiving non-medical services via the waiver program, which serves 4,443 people, can be affected. One thing she said for sure, they will be affected.
Non-profit organization Nevadans for the Common Good held a caucus regarding the subject matter on Oct. 27, 2015, which was attended by many lawmakers in the state, including state Senator Michael Robertson and Assemblymen Paul Anderson and John Hambrick.
Driving has its hazards; even though you’re closed inside one’s vehicle’s strong protection, a car accident may cause significant injuries to other owners, or to you, your passengers. If the incident happened not because of your mistake but as a result of another’s, then they may be used responsibly for compensation. Economic compensation for your problems bought might be offered once you’ve the help of capable car accident attorneys who is able to signify your plight in court successfully.
There are various explanations why road crashes happen. Some are because of human mistake or physical problems, where both can be stopped and can be beneath the driver’s handle. Where the driver is completely for example where paths aren’t while in the greatest condition isn’t at fault there are situations, nevertheless. Such, malfunctioning traffic lights, broken roads, and street risks including poorly illuminated roads could cause any motorists, even the absolute most thorough ones a threat. While crashes arise due to such route dangers, town, their state, or perhaps the government could be the one accountable.
Potholes are one of the reasons for many road crashes. They could cause problems to the vehicles and also the driver although they’re frequently looked at as mere problems on the road. Potholes occur mainly because of two reasons: first, the future don-and-rip of the trail and second, poor temporary route fixes. According to the website of the Houston personal injury lawyers of The Mokaram Law Firm, when these potholes seem to be about the streets, the driver could lose control of the vehicle and cause damage to the vehicle.
You can find facts once you feel the potholes on the road would be the people that triggered your accident, to consider. First, be sure that the government continues to be liable of the responsibility minute, that their irresponsible behavior triggered the injuries which you have sustained, and to guarantee the protection of the streets. Collecting data, appropriate paperwork and watch stories is vital in making certain you’ve a strong case contrary to the government, thus acquiring pro help from car accident attorneys is the best solution to make certain you could have the reimbursement you deserve.
The US Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) recorded 43,982 deaths due to drug overdose in 2013. More than half of this number, 22,767 or 51.8% were involved in the use of drugs either prescribed by doctors or sold over-the-counter.
The problem of drug abuse in the US goes back to the 19th century, when a mixture of opium and alcohol, called laudanum, was then used. Laudanum was used as a medical remedy for diarrhea, cough, anxiety, sleeplessness and pain. Its addictive effects were found useful, especially by Caucasian women, who could definitely not go to bars or saloons to drink (like their male counterparts); instead, they went to their doctor for the addictive drug, which they claimed was a remedy against pregnancy problems, emotional problems, menstrual cramps and childbirth.
Many other addictive substances, including heroin, opium, cocaine and marijuana, were used as time went on; however, during the early part of the 1900s, laws eliminated the distribution of these substances and, by 1920s, the stimulants methamphetamine and amphetamine became doctors’ and abusers’ center of attention.
Currently, drug abuse has come to involve prescription medications, such as pain relievers. Today’s most commonly abused prescription drugs include: opioid pain relievers, like Oxycontin and Vicodin; central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which relieves anxiety, like Xanax and Valium; and stimulants formulated to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall. The most abused over-the-counter drugs, on the other hand, are cold and cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan.
In 2005, 4.4 million American teenagers, aged between 12 and 17, confessed to taking prescription painkillers and, in 2006, an additional 2.6 million was reported as having become first time abusers. Today, an estimated 15 million people in the US are prescription drugs abusers, surpassing the combined number of those who use illegal substances.
With drug abuse, however, comes the danger of death. CDC, in fact, has been reporting at least, 20,000 deaths each year, since 2009, due to narcotic pain relievers. Since these drugs are prescribed by doctors, majority of the teenagers who abuse these believe that these must be safe. But these drugs, in reality, when taken for no reason at all, except for the high that these provide, can even be more dangerous than illegal substances.
Opioids, for example, can cause constipation and make a person feel drowsy. If too much is taken, it can also depress (or slow down) breathing. This particular effect of opioid can cause hypoxia, which is inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain – a condition that can result to coma and/or permanent brain damage.
Occasions that lead to prescription drug abuse include the unscrupulous practice of a number of doctors who have become prescription factories in exchange for easy money. Or it could be due to the carelessness of some parents or relatives, who leave these types of drugs within easy reach of their teenage children.
Asbestos was widely used until the late 1970’s for its fire resistant properties before it was determined to be a highly toxic material that caused the cancer mesothelioma. Since it was used to build many homes before this discovery, some people who own older homes can be at risk for asbestos exposure. There are steps you can take to determine if your home may have materials containing asbestos.
The first step is to simply determine when your house was built. Since asbestos was officially banned in 1989, houses built after this have a low risk of containing materials with asbestos. If your home was built before this time though, you need to inspect further. You cannot determine the existence of asbestos simply by looking at it. You instead need to check for signs that building materials are deteriorating or suffering from wear and tear. This is because asbestos is not particularly hazardous when protected but can become a risk when materials start to break down and the fibers are released into the air. You can look for disintegration in walls, tiles, insulation, and even stove tops.
If you see any signs of wear and tear in an older home, you should usually contact a professional to get the area tested for asbestos. This can also be a necessary precaution if you plan to renovate an older home and potentially release the asbestos fibers into the air. Before tests are done, it is important that you do not use power tools that can cut or disturb the fibers. It is not recommended to do this on your own as you may be put at risk of exposure.
A trained professional can come and take a sample of the materials you expect have been contaminated by asbestos and take the necessary steps to remove the fibers if they are found.
Asbestos exposure can be a serious health concern and lead to mesothelioma cancer that can affect the lungs, abdomen, chest, and other parts of the body. View this website to learn more about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.
3D printing is no longer just about making small objects you will never need. The 3D printing industry is experiencing innovation at a rapid rate, and is constantly redefining their worth.
A company named Sanya Si Hai 3D Technology, Ltd. brought China its first 3D printed car. Weighing in at 500 kilograms, or 1102.31 pounds, this car is named Shuya after the city it was made in. Shuya can go up to 20 kilometers per hour, or about 25 miles per hour and runs on an electric motor.
Made of Tyrant Gold material, the car cost $1770 to create, including labor. It took about five days to print the 3.6 m/1.6 m two-seater.
This is not the first 3D printed car, or even the fastest made one, but the fact that it is China’s first is exciting regardless.
Many companies are also testing the water of 3D printing homes. A Chinese company called WinSun even printed an apartment building as well as a mansion. Unlike cars, housing is a sector of 3D printing in which China is at the forefront of.
Of course, with this new form of technology, one should still be a little skeptical. 3D printing has not come with any major concerns yet, but it is important to think critically about any sort of new technology in order to avoid problems from arising. That is not to say to avoid 3D printed objects for the next 20 years, but wait until ones such as cars and homes have been heavily tested and researched before getting one for yourself. Also, these grand projects are not something you should try to create by yourself. The website of Jeff Sampson says that injury victims face a wide range of consequences that can affect them for the rest of their lives, so if you happen to come in contact with a 3D printer, stick with making small trinkets for now.
Mental disorders are some of the most difficult health conditions that a person may have to deal with and there is such a negative stigma that surrounds even the association of such. The emotional and psychological stability of a person with a mental disorder is delicate in nature due to the cognitive discrepancies caused by the illness. Life is markedly more complicated with illnesses such as this, which is why it is imperative that the medication that allows for people who suffer such conditions can live a life as normally as possible.
Imagine then the profound and tragic impact that a defective drug could have upon an individual already so decidedly damaged by this disease that they did not ask for? To cite an example, lawyers of Williams Kherkher reported evidence on their website that Risperdal, a drug meant to treat patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism, has been linked to having been the cause of more illnesses such as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition that increases estrogen levels in some young males, altering their physical appearance. This drug has also been linked to having been the cause of other conditions such as diabetes, galactorrhea, pituitary tumors, et cetera. This can be cripplingly devastating news for someone who is already sick – that they have gotten even more ill in trying to alleviate themselves from their mental disorder.
If this situation has happened to you or someone you know, it is advisable to seek the help of legal experts who have the know-how and specialization with defective pharmaceutical cases such as this. The procedures involved in a court of law are demanding, insidious, and incredibly stressful; suffering from such an illness is stress enough and it is the duty of the legal expert that you attain to make sure they can represent you faithfully in a court of law as well as ensure that you are given only the best kind of help available.
An uncontested divorce differs from the typical divorce most of us are aware of in that there are no issues that need to be resolved in court. There are only two requirements for an uncontested divorce in North Carolina to be filed. One is that either spouse has been a resident of the state for at least six months, and the other is that the spouses have been living physically apart for at least a year. Because North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state, neither spouse needs to dispute anything to file for divorce.
The forms that are needed to be completed are available from the county clerk office where the couple resides and is based on the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts templates. The completed forms should be printed in black ink and filed with the county clerk office by one spouse, deemed the Petitioner. The other spouse is deemed the Defendant, who is given 30 days after being served with a Summons to respond. A hearing is then scheduled at which time the judge signs the divorce agreement.
It is possible to dispense with the services of a divorce lawyer when it comes to an uncontested divorce but it may turn out more expensive in the long run. While an uncontested divorce may seem a straightforward case, there are often unexpected complications that may arise depending on the circumstances. As pointed out on the website of divorce law firm Marshall and Taylor, working out the details of a divorce agreement can be overwhelming, especially if the couple has acquired property and have children. While these issues may not be in dispute, the legal documentation is still quite extensive and often complex.
If you are planning to file an uncontested divorce, it would be advisable to retain the services of a divorce lawyer to file it for you. It will save you time and money, and you will be assured that your divorce goes through without any hassles.
The National Institutes of Health states that hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus or the womb, is one surgery that majority of American women undergo before reaching the age of 60. This is due to the various uterus-related diseases that they can develop, such as cancer of the uterus, cervical or ovarian cancer, chronic pelvic pain, infection of the uterus (like pelvic inflammatory disease), uterine fibroids (benign tumors), vaginal bleeding, adenomyosis, endometriosis, and uterine prolapse (a condition wherein the uterus drops halfway between the cervix and the birth canal or vagina). Hysterectomy is actually the second most common surgical procedure performed on women in the US, Caesarean section being the first.
Traditional hysterectomy procedures, like vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies, required about five to seven-inch long incisions, big enough for the doctor to reach the particular organ or tissue that needs to be removed or treated. The introduction of the morcellator in the 1990s, though, saved patients the long abdominal cuts and longer recovery period required in traditional hysterectomy (as the device necessitates only 0.5-1cm incisions, and enables doctors to perform the procedure faster, more accurately, with minimal chances of infection and with much lesser pain and loss of blood).
A morcellator is a medical device capable of mincing (morcellating) large tissues into very small sizes that will allow easy suction and removal from the body. This device was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in laparoscopic (or minimally invasive) surgeries, such as hysterectomy and myomectomy (removal of myoma or uterine fibroids).
Despite its many benefits, the FDA found the necessity of issuing a safety alert that discouraged the further use of the device in surgical procedures due to reports that it can cause the development of leiomyosarcoma, a deadly type of cancer due to the spread of cancerous tissues called uterine sarcoma.
The first to respond to this FDA alert was Ethicon’s Johnson & Johnson (the giant pharmaceutical company’s power morcellator manufacturing unit), suspending distribution, recalling from the market and requesting doctors and hospitals to return three of the best engineered morcellator devices in the global market: the Gynecare Morcellex, the Gynecare X-Tract and the Morcellex Sigma.
Lawsuits against the manufacturers of power morcellators are now facing lawsuits filed by women (or by their respective family) diagnosed with the deadly cancer. The law firm of Williams Kherkher says on its website that women who have been harmed by a morcellator to immediately consult a morcellator lawyer to find out their legal options that may allow them to receive compensation from the harmful device’s manufacturer.