Are Self-Driving Vehicles Safer?
Advances in technology have dramatically impacted the safety of vehicles. Seatbelts, air bags, and sensors all help prevent accidents or lessen the severity of accidents. Car manufacturers are getting closer and closer to creating self-driving vehicles, which could help prevent many, if not nearly all car accidents. However, in practice, self-driving prototypes are proving to be more dangerous than anticipated.
FDA Paves The Way For More Drug Inspections Overseas
There is a fine balance between providing lifesaving medicine to the public and protecting the public from potentially harmful medicine. This is the line the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must walk as it regulates drugs and medical devices. However the agency is making tremendous strides in patient safety by allowing more drug inspections in manufacturing facilities overseas.
Texas Hasn’t Had A Day Without A Fatal Car Accident In 17 Years
A lot can happen in 17 years. The automotive industry has seen many advances in technology that are helping make our roads safer. However, despite this, thousands of Texans are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, Texas hasn’t gone a day without at least one fatal car accident in over 17 years.
New Study Finds PPIs Increase Stomach Cancer Risk
Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn. In an effort to relieve their discomfort, many turn to proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, which can be obtained both over-the-counter and by prescription at almost every pharmacy. The past few years have seen the publication of several different studies linking the use of common PPIs like Nexium and Prilosec to serious side effects, but these pale in comparison to the latest study from researchers in the UK.
Infotainment Systems Causing Distracted Driving
Technology has come a long way in recent years, making automobiles much safer. However, with advances in technology come new risks. While distracted driving is not new, there is a new cause in the form of the advanced infotainment systems in cars.
Arkema Chemical Plant Responds To Lawsuits
When Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in late August, the people of Crosby, Texas had no idea about the ticking time bomb sitting practically in their backyards. The Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby was storing dangerous organic peroxides when the plant lost electricity. Without electricity, the peroxides couldn’t be kept at a stable temperature and on August 31, 2017, the first of several explosions and fires broke out at the plant.
Harris County Receives Failing Grade For Dangerous School Zones
Although schools are considered a safe place for kids, the reality is school zones present a considerable danger to students. Despite texting bans and lower maximum speed limits in school zones, many auto pedestrian accidents occur in school zones each year and Harris County has some of the most dangerous school zones in Texas.
The Intertwined History of Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh
For women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic mesh seemed like a miracle cure. Unfortunately, the lack of clinical testing of pelvic mesh products led to massive recalls and lawsuits after women began experience debilitating and permanent injuries. Transvaginal mesh injuries are the same types of injuries suffered by hernia mesh patients, which should come as no surprise considering both products are made out of the same material. This has left many hernia mesh victims wondering why manufacturers didn’t take the hint.
What’s Wrong With Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implants?
For over seven years, shoulders implants with high rates of fractures have been used in thousands of patients. The Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant has caused many patients to suffer permanent and debilitating injuries, including lack of function, lack of mobility, and chronic pain.