8 Sep 2014

Hypoxia – Lack of Oxygen During Childbirth Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy and Severe Brain Damage

When a baby is deprived of oxygen before and/or during delivery, the consequences to the long-term health of the child can be catastrophic. “Hypoxia” is the term used for this inadequate level of oxygen, and several different injuries can occur as a result, the...

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10 Aug 2014

More Drug Recalls and “Black Box” Warnings Since 1992 Change in Law, New Study Concludes

A new study suggests that a 1992 law designed to make the Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process quicker and more efficient has in fact led to an increase in the number of drugs on the market that have subsequently been recalled or...

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31 Jul 2014

“1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day is Too Many”: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Preventable Medical Errors

It isn’t an illness, disease, or other unexpected hazard that is the third leading cause of death in the United States, it is preventable medical errors. A study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that approximately 440,000 patients die each year from...

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