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Sexual Abuse Victims Hope to have Lawsuit Reinstated

A lawyer is asking a judge to reinstate a lawsuit filed by dozens of men who claim they were sexually abused as high school students by rabbis at Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Manhattan.

The lawsuit, which was previously dismissed, accuses the school of covering up the incidents for decades. More Sexual Abuse Victims Hope to have Lawsuit Reinstated

Dr. Oz Features the Story of a Pennsylvania Woman Who Blames Cell Phones for her Breast Cancer

Popular physician and television star Dr. Mehmet Oz is warning women that carrying cell phones in their bras could lead to breast cancer.

On the August 26 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz warned his female viewers that carrying a cell phone in your bra could put you at greater risk for breast cancer. The nation’s most well-known doctor firmly believes there is a link between cell phone use and cancer, according to Examiner.com. More Dr. Oz Features the Story of a Pennsylvania Woman Who Blames Cell Phones for her Breast Cancer

Whistleblower: CDC Hid MMR Vaccine’s Link to Autism in African American Boys

A whistleblower at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there has been manipulation of scientific data involving the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, according to a study by Focus Autism Foundation.
The manipulation of data took place because there was pressure from the top to get CDC scientists to back government policies on vaccine safety while ignoring and hiding the risks involved, the whistleblower said. More Whistleblower: CDC Hid MMR Vaccine’s Link to Autism in African American Boys

Adolescent Inmates Face Violence, not Rehabilitation, at Rikers Island

Violence reigns supreme inside the walls of New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, according to a recent Justice Department report. Rather than being rehabilitated, young adult males are often beaten, abused and stripped of their rights.

A 2-1/2 year investigation into the violence inside the walls of Rikers Island jail facilities for adolescent males aged 16 to 18 revealed poor staff training, subpar investigations, a virtually useless management structure and the overuse of solitary confinement, particularly for mentally ill inmates. According to the report, the same problems likely exist in the adult facilities, as well, the Associated Press (AP) reported. More Adolescent Inmates Face Violence, not Rehabilitation, at Rikers Island

DC Superior Court Rules Scientific Experts can Testify in Cell Phone – Brain Tumor Cases

A Washington, DC, superior court ruled that five expert witnesses can testify on behalf of consumers who allege that they or someone they love suffered brain tumors caused by cell phones.

Judge Frederick H. Weisberg, who presides over the 13 consolidated lawsuits, ruled that the scientific experts met the Dyas/Frye legal standards and can testify about the link between cell phone use and brain cancer. The court held evidentiary hearings in December 2013 and January 2014 and reviewed hundreds of exhibits. More DC Superior Court Rules Scientific Experts can Testify in Cell Phone – Brain Tumor Cases

Teen Inmates at Island often have Rights Violated

Teen inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island correctional facilities routinely have their rights violated, according to a multiyear investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The investigation locked in on practices and conduct by New York City’s Department of Correction (DOC) from 2011 to 2013. The report described a “deep-seated culture of violence” that was prevalent throughout the teen facilities at Rikers, Aljazeera America reported. More Teen Inmates at Island often have Rights Violated

More Than 2,500 September 11 Rescue Workers Diagnosed with Cancer

More than 2,500 first responders to the scene following the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the latest figures.

The newest number is more than twice as high as last year when it was conveyed that 1,140 cases had been reported. More More Than 2,500 September 11 Rescue Workers Diagnosed with Cancer

The FDA will take a Closer look at the Safety and Efficacy of Antibacterial Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to hold a meeting to discuss the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products including triclosan, a chemical found in many soaps.

The FDA is focusing on topical antiseptics that are typically used to clean a site prior to injection to cut the risk of infection. Some of the antiseptics being investigated are single-use products, but others consist of tubes that are packaged in multiple-use packages that allow the end user to apply as much of the product as they wish. The end user then has the option to apply more of the antiseptic later, according to RAPS.org. More The FDA will take a Closer look at the Safety and Efficacy of Antibacterial Products

Non-Profit Group Pushes FDA to Reveal Prior Pre-Clinical Animal Testing to Clinical Trial Participants

A non-profit organization is fighting to make sure that those who participate in clinical drug trials are informed when the drugs have been tested previously on animals.

The Center for Responsible Science is pushing for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to upgrade its regulations to reveal animal testing in the clinical trial documentation given to participants. The group says the documentation rarely mentions animal testing and whether or not that information can help predict whether a drug is safe for use in humans, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot blog. More Non-Profit Group Pushes FDA to Reveal Prior Pre-Clinical Animal Testing to Clinical Trial Participants

Medtronic Cuts 40 Jobs After Promising to Create More

Metronic Inc. revealed this week that it had cut 40 jobs but shared little other information about the decision.

The company eliminated positions at the Frindley, Minnesota headquarters for its corporate functions and neuromodulation business. The medical device maker also slashed jobs in Mounds View, which houses its cardiac rhythm disease management and structural heart divisions. It is not known whether the job cuts were already made or are pending, according to m.bizjournals.com. More Medtronic Cuts 40 Jobs After Promising to Create More