Dr. Oz Warns Women not to put Cell Phones in Bra

Dr. Mehmet Oz recently aired an episode of his television show that discussed the link between cell phones and an increased risk of breast cancer.

On his show, Dr. Oz warned women not to put cell phones in their bra because it could put them at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Dr. Oz said many women are now using their bra almost like a purse and may be unnecessarily putting themselves at risk. Continue reading Dr. Oz Warns Women not to put Cell Phones in Bra

RegeneSlim Dietary Supplement Recalled Because it Contains DMAA

Regenaca, a division of VivaCeuticals, has recalled certain lots of its RegeneSlim dietary supplement because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it contains DMAA.

DMAA, also known as geranium extract, has been banned from the U.S. market. The stimulant is often found in weight loss and body-building supplements. DMAA can narrow blood vessels and arteries and cause hypertension, shortness of breath and heart problems, including heart attack. Continue reading RegeneSlim Dietary Supplement Recalled Because it Contains DMAA

After More than 15 Years, FDA Reveals Chemical in Colgate Total was Linked to Cancer in Animals

Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical found in everything from soaps to cutting boards to toothpaste, including Colgate Total. New information released about Colgate Total’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process in 1997 reveals that federal health regulators failed to release information linking the popular toothpaste to cancer growth in animals.

The FDA did not release the 35-page toxicology report summary on Colgate Total and triclosan until early this year and only did so in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the agency in 2013. The FDA eventually published the data on its website after buckling to pressure from Bloomberg News, according to Bustle.com. Continue reading After More than 15 Years, FDA Reveals Chemical in Colgate Total was Linked to Cancer in Animals

Court will Allow Five Scientific Experts to Testify that Cell Phone Use can Cause Brain Tumors

A Washington, D.C. Superior Court has cleared the way for five scientific eye witnesses to testify on behalf of consumers who allege that cell phone use caused them or a loved one to suffer brain tumors.

Thirteen filed lawsuits have been consolidated before Judge Weisberg. All of the plaintiffs suffer from brain tumors or are suing on behalf of loved ones who have suffered brain tumors allegedly caused by heavy cell phone use. Continue reading Court will Allow Five Scientific Experts to Testify that Cell Phone Use can Cause Brain Tumors

Study Finds that Eating too Many Ramen Noodles can Lead to Serious Health Problems

Instant ramen noodles make for a cheap, tasty meal that can be made in seconds but the college dorm staple can cause significant health risks in consumers who eat too many of them, and the BPA found in the products’ Styrofoam packaging may be partly to blame.

A recent Baylor University study shows that significant consumption of ramen noodles can lead to cardiometabolic syndrome, particularly in women, according to Newswise.com. The syndrome causes health problems like heart disease, diabetes, renal failure and inflammatory disorders. Continue reading Study Finds that Eating too Many Ramen Noodles can Lead to Serious Health Problems

U.S. Department of Justice Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Symantec Corp.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against software giant Symantec Corp. that alleges the California-based company failed to provide the government with the same discounts it provided its other customers.

According to the DOJ, Symantec entered into a contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) in 2007 that allowed the company to sell software and other products directly to the government. The GSA negotiated minimum discounts for government agencies using the company’s information about its commercial sales practices and overcharged the government, according The Wall Street Journal reported. Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Symantec Corp.

Thanks to Whistleblower Lawsuits, the Federal Government is set to Collect more than $5 Billion by the end of the Fiscal year

The federal government is set to collect a record of more than $5 billion for contractor-fraud lawsuits. The payout is largely the result of whistleblowers who put their professional reputation at risk to file qui tam lawsuits.

The $5 billion payout, which is expected to be collected under the federal False Claims Act by the close of fiscal year 2014, is vastly more than the $86 million collected in 1987, when the government decided to increase the amount awarded to whistleblowers in an effort to clamp down on fraud, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading Thanks to Whistleblower Lawsuits, the Federal Government is set to Collect more than $5 Billion by the end of the Fiscal year

Popular Over-the-Counter Acne Drugs can Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

Most consumers don’t give a second thought to popular over-the-counter (OTC) acne medications such as Proactiv, Neutrogena, MaxClarity, Oxy, Ambi, Aveeno, and Clean & Clear. Many assume that if stores display something within their immediate line of sight, it must be safe. In reality, some of these products can cause painful and even life-threatening reactions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning about the dangers of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which are found in many acne-fighting products. The agency said it had received 131 reports between 1969 and 2013 of serious allergic reactions to these products, including gels, lotions, face washes, cleansing pads, toners and facial scrubs, according to the HealthHub. Continue reading Popular Over-the-Counter Acne Drugs can Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions