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5G Cancer Risks: Asbestos of a New Generation?

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5G Cancer Risks: Asbestos of a New Generation?

The next generation of cell phone technology could pose serious cancer risks to the public

You have probably already heard about 5G and the plans to roll out the new technology over the next two years. 5G is the new fifth-generation wireless broadband technology that promises big improvements in bandwidth (projected speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks), decreased latency (delay) times, energy efficiency, and greater network capacity. While the benefits of 5G have been widely touted by the telecom industry, there are potential downsides that have received scant media attention. The new 5G standard will require a massive investment to build new infrastructure to support the technology. More importantly, numerous studies suggest that 5G could expose the public to increased risks of cancer and other maladies.

2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Could Have Defective Brakes

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GM Trucks and SUVs Could Have Defective Brakes

The U.S. government is investigating General Motors (GM) big pickup trucks and SUVs due to faulty braking systems. Roughly 2.7 million vehicles sold in the U.S. may be affected by the issue, so if you own a GM truck or SUV, here is what you need to know.

Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly

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Every year millions of Americans suffer from a preventable fall injury, and over 800,000 of those will end up in the emergency room with a fracture or head injury. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, falls are the most common cause of nonfatal unintentional injuries and are responsible for slightly more than three in 10 injuries overall. Deaths because of a fall have also skyrocketed since 2000, from 13,322 to 34,673. Half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall.

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

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National data on cases of abuse in America’s 15,600-plus nursing homes and other elder-care programs is hard to come by. But several recent studies by government investigators, advocacy groups and the news media have chilling implications.

Filing a Suit Against a PA Government Agency Over a Car Crash Just Got Easier

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Over the past five years in Pennsylvania, if a vehicle owned and operated by a municipal entity in the Commonwealth (such as SEPTA or the local water authority) was involved in a collision while the vehicle wasn’t in motion, the Commonwealth or entity was not liable for paying any damages.

This means if a car owned by a municipal entity was parked illegally on the road or positioned vulnerably in the roadway, and you hit it, you would not be able to bring a suit against that person or authority even if the primary reason for the crash was the way the vehicle was parked.

5 Steps to Take if Your Child was in a School Bus Accident

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5 Steps to Take if Your Child was in a School Bus Accident

As parents, we like to think sending our children to school on the bus is safe. In reality, school bus accidents occur every year, often resulting in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. In these moments it is difficult to think about involving a lawyer, however the sooner you engage a qualified lawyer, the sooner your child and family’s legal interests are protected and you can focus solely on your child and families well-being.

Are Your Kids Toys Safe?

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The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has released its 30th annual survey of toy safety this year, called “Trouble in Toyland”. The report details the continued presence of unsafe toys in the marketplace as well as what to look for in terms of potentially dangerous toys.

Study: Baby Crib Bumpers Deadly

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A new study in The Journal of Pediatrics noted an increase in deaths related to crib bumpers, the pillow-like walls put on the inside of cribs to ostensibly protect babies, since 2006. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended against them since 2008 due to the risks of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.

Alert: Flat Screen TVs Dangerous for Toddlers

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A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics has found that tens of thousands of kids have been hurt by falling televisions. The researchers reviewed twenty nine studies from seven countries as they found that toddlers ages one to three years old are at the highest risk of injury.

Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox Antibiotic Investigations

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Patients taking a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones (which includes popular drugs Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox) may be diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. This is a form of nerve damage usually affecting the hands or feet. More than 20 million patients had a prescription for an oral fluoroquinolone in 2011.

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