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J&J Can't Settle Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch Cases Fast Enough

J&J Can't Settle Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch Cases Fast Enough

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J&J Can't Settle Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch Cases Fast Enough

More than 500 claimants are seeking "substantial compensatory and, where available, punitive damages," from Johnson & Johnson for injuries and deaths related to the Ortho Evra birth control patch, according to the company's Second Quarter Report filed with the SEC.

However, if legal analysts are correct, J&J ain't seen nothin yet.

Based on the millions of prescriptions written for the Ortho Evra patch since it came on the market in 2002, critics say there are thousands of victims who do not yet realize that an injury or death was caused by the patch.

The Best Medication For Stretch Marks

The Best Medication For Stretch Marks

Stretch Renew (am)

Having stretch marks is certainly not fun, especially for women. It prohibits you from wearing revealing clothes and even your favorite swimsuit. Stretch marks really have to go, and in a very fast way at that.

Today, there are a lot of methods used to remove stretch marks. Each employs different procedures and has different requirements. The best medication for stretch marks can vary from one person to another, because the removal procedure may prove to be effective on a person with certain qualities but not with others.

To help you decide which will be the best stretch mark medication for you, here are the most common and the most popular methods:

Breast Cancer Survival Rate improves with Exercise

Breast Cancer Survival Rate improves with Exercise

Breast Cancer Awareness

A recent study concluded that overweight and obese women who had the highest amounts of physical activity the year before being diagnosed with breast cancer had a better rate of survival. The report was first published in the October 15th issue of CANCER.

Researchers investigated obese and overweight women and found that those who exercised and remained active had a higher 5 year survival rates. Women that were at their ideal body weight did not show any increase in survival rates because of exercise.

Parents Enraged At Glaxo Over Paxil Birth Defects

Parents Enraged At Glaxo Over Paxil Birth Defects

On July 28, 2006, a lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against GlaxoSmithKline, on behalf of Adrian Vasquez, an infant born on April 19, 2004, with life-threatening congenital heart defects as a result of his mother having been prescribed Paxil during pregnancy.

Since birth, beginning when he was 8 days old, Adrian has undergone three open heart surgeries in an attempt to repair his heart. Each time, his parents were advised that his chance for survival was low.

Caesarean More Dangerous than Traditional Birth – Death Rate 3 Times Higher For C-Section Births Compared to Vaginal

Caesarean More Dangerous than Traditional Birth – Death Rate 3 Times Higher For C-Section Births Compared to Vaginal

A new study indicates that neonatal and infant mortality rates were 1.77 per 1,000 infants delivered via voluntary c-section, compared with 0.62 per 1,000 infants delivered vaginally. Even after other risk factors were considered, the risk was three times higher for death within a month following a voluntary Caesarean section.

Researchers are not yet sure why the risk is higher with c-section births, but they have some ideas. They speculate that the risk is lower during vaginal birth because the mother’s body releases hormones that promote healthy lung function. Also, the baby in compressed during non-c-section births helping to eliminate fluid from the lungs.

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