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Sunscreen Not as Strong as Advertised

Sunny weather has arrived and sunscreen use will naturally go up as people venture out for outdoor activities.  Be aware that the protection posted on the bottle or tube might not be as high as advertised.  Evaluations of sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreen products have shed light on 43 percent of the sunscreen products […]

Eye Function Post-Concussions

Given the frequency with which concussions occur in today’s society, and the valued clients involved in personal injuries of many kinds, this firm will bring any noteworthy news on the subject.  An individual might suffer some sort of blow to the head or other head injury that does not bring on the classic concussion symptoms, […]

Public Pools Too Nasty To Pass Inspection

Public pools are used indoors and outdoors, but with the summer season arriving they are especially in use as a favorite activity thought of fondly by many.  However, before stepping into that public pool, indoors or out, beware that almost 80 percent of public pools and hot tubs inspected in the United States, over just […]

Infant Bicycle Helmets from Target Recalled

Target bike helmet customers beware!  Pacific Cycle has issued a recall of infant bicycle helmets sold at Target Stores only, due to magnet choking and ingestion problems.  The helmets were sold with “SCHWINN” printed on the front for helmets sold at Target January, 2014 to April, 2016.  The magnetic chin strap buckles are the culprit […]

Anxiety Drugs and Birth Defects Common

A drug frequently used for anxiety problems, sold under the brand name Lyrica (generic name, pregabalin) has been linked to birth defects.  In addition to anxiety, Lyrica (or pregabalin) is often prescribed for conditions such as pain, epilepsy, and other brain conditions, with approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for these uses.  […]

Fitbit Heart Rate Inaccuracy Can Be Dangerous

Those handy fitness trackers are supposed to let the user know heart rate readings for safe workouts without pushing one’s heart above its limitations.  Unfortunately, Fitbit has been named in a lawsuit due to its heart rate tracking being found to be inaccurate, endangering those using the tool for medical purposes.  Although, the Fitbit is not classified […]

Hy-Vee Listeria Scare With Six Trail Mixes

A new day brings a new product recall for listeria concerns.  The newest recall is being done by Hy-Vee Grocery Stores due to the possibility of six of their trail mix products being contaminated.  The list includes Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix, Hy-Vee […]

Sunflower Seed & Oriental Salad Recalls Due to Listeria Concerns

The latest listeria scare involves any product containing sunflower seeds made by a Minnesota company,  SunOpta, providing the product to brands like Sunrich Naturals and Planters.  There has also been a recall made for prepared salads sold in the produce departments of Food 4 Less, Albertsons, Safeway, and Bashas containing Sesame Ginger Dressing.  These Oriental […]

Munchkins Baby Pacifier Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that a pacifiers/clips made by the brand name Munchkins are being recalled by the company.  The reason for the recall is that the baby pacifier/clip set may pose a danger of choking in babies and young children.  The clip for the Munchkin pacifier has a cover […]

Beware of Diabetes Meds Containing Saxagliptin and Alogliptin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated warning on diabetes drugs containing the ingredients Saxagliptin and Alogliptin.  Drugs with these ingredients include those under the brand names Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR, Nesina, Kazano, and Oseni.  The FDA has taken a good look at these drugs and determined that they put users at […]