Shape Up Without This Dangerous Substance

Weight loss often tops the New Year’s resolution list, but over-the-counter weight-loss and sports supplements with DMAA are coming under fire for presenting the risk of heart attack, stroke, panic attacks, and death. DMAA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine, was once used in over-the-counter decongestants but was taken off the market because it didn’t work. Since then, a…

Dangers of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is responsible for an estimated 3,000 teenage deaths each year, and another 300,000 injuries. According to the Cohen Children’sMedicalCenter, the prevalence of texting and driving has skyrocketed in recent years, and it continues to grow. In fact, more young people die from texting and driving than drinking and driving now, according to…

Hidden Dangers of Back-to-School Supplies

As summer comes to a close, many parents are shopping for back-to-school items. But some popular school supplies contain large amounts of harmful chemicals, according to the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). CHEJ conducted a study and found that vinyl plastic back-to-school supplies including backpacks, 3-ring binders, lunchboxes, rainboots, and raincoats often contain…

Warning: Generic Drug Makers Not Liable for Inaccurate Labels

The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that consumers cannot sue generic drug makers for damages caused by inadequate warning labels. So when Debbie Schork’s hand was amputated as a result of an anti-nausea drug that caused gangrene (a known risk when injecting the drug), her case was tossed out of court. The same injury and…