Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me Due to a Prior Workers’ Comp Claim?

Prohibited By State Law Workers’ compensation law varies from state to state. Most states have laws prohibiting firing or demoting an employee in retaliation for a workers’ comp claim. Some even specifically forbid refusing to hire a prospective employee because a workers’ comp claim. For example, Alaska law states, “An employer may not discriminate in […]

Can I Join a Class Action After the Statute of Limitations Expires?

Injury lawsuits can be complicated, especially those involving a large number of people. Class action lawsuits can allow a group of people to collectively file a single injury claim, and they can have different rules for how and when they can be filed. One of these differences has to do with the statute of limitations, […]

Aspirin may reduce cancer risk, doctors say

April 20, 2015, 5:50 AM|Harvard researchers say long-term regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers. Also, potential medical use for broccoli sprouts. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health stories. Article source:

Poll: Support for legal marijuana use reaches all-time high

By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus Legalized Marijuana Use Fifty-three percent of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be legal, an all-time high in CBS News polling; 43 percent think it should not be legal. Public opinion on legalizing pot has shifted over the last few years, and […]

Aspirin may reduce risk of some forms of cancer

Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests. There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum, among people taking aspirin, said lead researcher Yin Cao, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in […]

FDA may tighten oversight of homeopathic remedies

April 20, 2015, 8:15 AM|For the first time in nearly 30 years the government is looking at whether to regulate the natural remedies the way it does over-the-counter drugs. Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the FDA’s concerns. Article source:

Elmo joins Surgeon General, urges vaccinations

Elmo from Sesame Street is putting a child-friendly face on a major public health issue: the importance of vaccines for protecting kids from the spread of preventable diseases. In a new public service announcement, Elmo teamed up with the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy to help spread the word. “It’s my job to help […]

Immune system drugs show promise against melanoma

Drugs that supercharge the body’s immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials. The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially prod the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells, said Dr. Suzanne Topalian, director of the Melanoma Program at Johns Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel […]

Pets can transmit infections to people

Pets are a beloved part of millions of families, and they can do wonders for a person’s physical and emotional health. Some animals encourage their owners to get more exercise with regular walks. They can teach young children to value and care for a living creature. And they are simply a pleasure to curl up […]

Pet owners risk getting diseases from their furry friends

April 20, 2015, 12:05 PM|Pets of all types can transmit diseases to their owner, and many people aren’t aware of the risk, a new Ohio State University study found. Dogs, cats, reptiles and amphibians, and other animals can harbor harmful bacteria and parasites. Seniors, children and people with weak immune systems are most susceptible, but […]

FDA investigating safety of homeopathic remedies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is beginning two days of hearings Monday to review safety claims of homeopathic treatments. For the first time in almost 30 years, the government is looking at whether to regulate these natural remedies the way it does over-the-counter drugs. Homeopathic remedies are primarily sold at drug stores or health […]

Kraft removing dyes, preservatives from Mac & Cheese

Consumer demand for healthy, simple ingredients has become a powerful force shaping the marketplace. Today, food giant Kraft responded with a pledge to stop using artificial preservatives and dyes in its Kraft Macaroni Cheese by January 2016. Kraft says it will remove artificial preservatives and replace dyes with naturally sourced coloring ingredients like turmeric, paprika […]