Can I Get Workers’ Comp For Hearing Loss?

Not everybody gets to work in a nice quiet office. Many people work in loud factories or on construction sites with constant booming and heavy machinery noise. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 30 million people are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work every year. Long term exposure to high levels […]

What Is a Wrongful Death of the Mother Claim?

If a patient dies because of misconduct by doctors or medical personnel, surviving family members may be able to recover damages by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. And if medical malpractice causes a mother to die during her pregnancy or childbirth, her survivors, including the baby could file a wrongful death of the mother claim. […]

Obesity may hold back America’s kids at school

The rising rate of obesity in America’s kids may be causing more than just physical harm. Research indicates that the childhood obesity epidemic may also threaten the academic success of millions of students. Experts say addressing the issue of childhood obesity at an early age may be a good investment not just in public health, […]

Dramatic spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses

April 27, 2015, 7:43 AM|Public health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in overdoses from a designer drug known as “Spice.” The man-made alternative to pot is sold online or in convenience stores. Jericka Duncan reports. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/VhdqwVI-p4A/

Teen forced into chemo "couldn’t be happier" to go home

HARTFORD, Conn. – A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C., told The Associated Press in a text message that she likely would be discharged from the Connecticut […]

"Cannibuster" device could test drivers for marijuana

AKRON, Ohio – Two Ohio graduate students have invented a device that could allow law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists have used marijuana. The Plain Dealer reports that two biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Akron, Mariam Crow and Kathleen Stitzlein, developed a saliva test to determine the concentration of pot’s active […]

U.S. recommends lowering fluoride level in water

NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Health officials say some people are getting too much fluoride now because it is also added to toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Too much fluoride has become a common cause of […]

New drugs show promise for treating high cholesterol

One in six American adults lives with high cholesterol, and millions have trouble getting it under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, researchers believe a a new type of experimental drug may help change that. Researchers analyzed 24 randomized control trials to assess the efficacy and safety of the new […]

Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Trial: Focus on Insanity Defense

The trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begins today and is expected to focus more on punishment than on guilt. Holmes killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater over three years ago, but he has pleaded not guilty, contending he was legally insane at the time of the shooting. This case bears […]

Top 5 Reasons People Get Pulled Over

1. Speeding In 2011, Edmunds.com conducted a survey of three police agencies. The company claims that the number one reason for pulling a driver over is speeding . Edmunds reports that Alex Carroll, author of Beat the Cops, claims that there is a buffer zone of 5-7 mph above the speed limit at which police […]

US lowers recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water for first time in 53 years

June 3, 2008: In this file photo, Tianna Swisher, a student at Liberty Valley Elementary School in Danville, Pa., attempts to drink from the water fountain at Montour Preserve near Washingtonville, Pa., during an outdoor field trip. (AP) NEW YORK –  The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the […]

Tourist finds ‘Hallelujah’ diamond in Arkansas park

The 3.69-carat Hallelujah Diamond alongside an Arkansas commemorative quarter. (Arkansas State Parks) Usually people go to state parks in search of a trail, vista, or barbecue. Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park has a slightly glitzier reputation, and the latest lucky visitor is a woman who says she asked God last Thursday, “Are you going to […]