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Health care products giant Johnson & Johnson suffered another big legal defeat when a St. Louis jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay about $70 million in damages to a woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the use of talc powders for feminine hygiene.
For workers stuck on the bottom rung, living on poverty wages is hard enough. But many also are victims of wage theft, a catch-all term for payroll abuses that cheat workers of income they are supposedly guaranteed by law.
After learning of a 2009 accident that killed a seven-month-old infant in Colorado Springs, Colo., federal authorities have reissued a recall order for close to a million Delta Enterprise Corp. drop-side baby cribs. Although the cribs are not believed to have been sold by major retailers for several years, the [...]
On-the-job deaths in the mining industry, after hitting a record low of 34 in 2009, shot back up to 71 last year. Twenty-three of the 2010 fatalities, the Department of Labor reported, were in surface mining accidents. The other 48 miners died in underground mining incidents — including 29 killed [...]
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may have an easier time getting disability benefits as soon as this Monday. The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to drop a rule that requires veterans to document specific events like mortar attacks or bomb blasts that might have caused the illness, The New York [...]
Massey Energy Co. says a ventilation system ordered by government regulators reduced air flow in the Upper Big Branch mine, possibly causing the April explosion in which 29 miners perished. Massey CEO Don Blankenship said that in 2009 and 2010, the agency required the mine to adopt a ventilation system [...]
The Food and Drug Administration is considering new protocol to make sure that patients and their doctors know how much radiation they get exposed to in common medical tests like CT scans, the Associated Press reports. People in the United States are exposed to more medical radiation than in any [...]
Two separate team of scientists have calculated a new estimate of the oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, and even their most conservative estimate makes it the largest spill in U.S. history. According to their findings, between 504,000 and more than 1 million gallons of oil [...]
The U.S. Navy has banned smoking below deck on all submarines, and will offer sailors medication and support to help them kick the habit, Admiral John J. Donnelly, commander of the Navy's Submarine Forces, has announced. About 35 to 40 percent of sailors on active duty smoke, a Navy spokesperson told CNN. A leading [...]
Concern about the safety of raw milk flared anew when the Food and Drug Administration reported 12 new cases of illnesses linked to a dangerous bacteria in raw milk. Raw milk has a band of loyal consumers who praise its flavor and health benefits, and even cross state lines to [...]