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Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

| Opioid Crisis
A recent study showed an association between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. The study compared counties that had automotive assembly plant closures with ones where the plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Researchers examined opioid overdose death rates among adults ages 18 to 65 and selected 112 manufacturing…Read the article
NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

| Environmental Litigation
Five people on one street in a Charlotte suburb have developed thyroid tumors. There is evidence that toxins from a nearby power plant might be responsible for the cancer cluster. Iredell County resident Susan Wind first became concerned when her then-16-year-old daughter developed a small lump behind her ear. Doctors eventually discovered that both she…Read the article
New Findings on Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

New Findings on Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

| Napoli Shkolnik News
A new study suggests that the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine has little to do with number of doses received. The recommended series has always been two or three doses, but a study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open suggests any dose is better then none. Although it is too early for people…Read the article
Ikea To Pay $46 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

Ikea To Pay $46 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
The home furniture giant agreed to pay the record amount to resolve a claim that its dresser tipped over, killing a 2-year-old boy. The settlement is almost three times greater than a similar one the company reached with three families in 2016. Although the dresser was only thirty inches high, it fell onto Jozef Dudek…Read the article
Tour Bus Wreck in PA Kills and Injures 60+ People

Tour Bus Wreck in PA Kills and Injures 60+ People

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Overall, the overnight wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike killed five people and seriously injured sixty others. According to investigators, the Z&D Tours bus rolled downhill and careened off an embankment prior to overturning. Two large trucks then collided with the wrecked bus. Investigators ruled out icy conditions as a cause, but they still do not…Read the article
How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

| Medical Malpractice
New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority…Read the article
PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

| Environmental Litigation
Once toxins like polyfluoroalkyl substances leech into local water supplies, the people who drink the tainted water are not the only ones adversely affected. Mark Schaap, a dairy farmer in New Mexico, became concerned when a local Air Force base advised him and his family not to drink the water. Officials believed that years of PFOA contamination…Read the article
Tips for Having a Food-Allergy Safe Holiday

Tips for Having a Food-Allergy Safe Holiday

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Gingerbread houses, gum drops, and candy canes. Eggnog, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Baking sugar cookies at Grandma’s house. Cutting open a Yule Ham. Smells like the holidays! But there’s one thing that can be easy to forget in all the hustle and bustle of holiday anticipation: food allergies. With the office holiday parties and…Read the article
Heartburn and the Holidays: Zantac’s Link to Cancer

Heartburn and the Holidays: Zantac’s Link to Cancer

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Zantac And Cancer: The Popular Antacid Found to Have a Known Carcinogen for Possibly Decades If you’re reaching for that heartburn medication during all this holiday eating, watch out! Recent headlines have been exposing the popular antacid Zantac for having a possible link to cancer after investigations by the FDA detected ‘unacceptable amounts’ of a…Read the article
Watch Out for Dangerous Toys

Watch Out for Dangerous Toys

| Personal Injury
Shopping online is far preferable to riding in a one-horse open sleigh. It is also just about as risky. A recent study suggests that Amazon has become an online flea market where there is almost no corporate oversight. Out of 4,000 dangerous products identified in this study, about half of them were toys and other…Read the article