Month: November 2010

Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Progressive Damage

The initial trauma that causes brain injury is just the beginning of the health nightmare. New research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine used sophisticated imaging techniques to track how brain structures change over time after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the results of the research will help scientists …

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Will GOP Slash OSHA Funding

There is growing speculation that a Republican controlled House of Representatives will cut funding to OSHA.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for enforcing standards that create safe working conditions for employees.  There is growing concern, that Republicans backed by the Chamber of Commerce and big business will cut OSHA’s already paltry budget.  …

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Multiple Recalls by McNeil Consumer Healthcare

The pharmaceutical company McNeil has not had a good year, and November marked multiple recalls by this manufacturing giant. Earlier this month, McNeil recalled one product lot of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews (cherry flavor). The affected lot number is 0053AG2, which is found on the back of the package. The reason: consumer complaint of an …

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OSHA Announces Plan

OSHA will begin focusing on certain non-construction companies based on 2009 injury data.  The purpose of this focused effort is to identify industries and companies with higher rates of injury and illness.  These companies will be randomly selected for inspection.  The goal is to prevent injury and provide safer conditions for workers.

"No Need 2 Speed" in North Carolina

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol kicked of their No Need 2 Speed campaign designed to reduce speeding on our highways. The two-week campaign, which was announced on Monday, runs from November 15 through the end of Thanksgiving weekend on November 28. “North Carolina law enforcement will be …

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