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FDA issues highest-level alert for heart pumps connected to 49 reported deaths

FDA issues highest-level alert for heart pumps connected to 49 reported deaths

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall, the highest-level alert, for heart pumps that have been linked to nearly 50 deaths. Impella heart pumps are used for short term support of pumping blood in the chambers of the heart’s ventricles during medical procedures or after a severe heart attack. The […]

House COVID panel subpoenas former NY Gov. Cuomo over nursing home deaths

House COVID panel subpoenas former NY Gov. Cuomo over nursing home deaths

The House committee investigating the coronavirus pandemic response issued a subpoena Tuesday for former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) over his alleged failure to cooperate with a probe into the state’s COVID-19 nursing home policies.  The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic is demanding Cuomo appear for a closed-door deposition on May 24. Rep. […]

Deaths linked to excessive drinking surged during COVID-19 pandemic: CDC

Deaths linked to excessive drinking surged during COVID-19 pandemic: CDC

Deaths linked to excessive drinking surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that the average annual number of deaths from “excessive alcohol use” rose by around 30 percent from 2016-2017 to 2020-2021. In the […]

More overdose deaths now linked to smoking drugs instead of injections: Research

More overdose deaths now linked to smoking drugs instead of injections: Research

More deaths caused by overdosing have now been linked to people smoking drugs, as opposed to injections, according to a recent government study. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that from 2020-22, the percentage of overdose deaths related to smoking drugs increased by 73.7 percent, while injection […]

Safety plea over co-sleeping baby deaths figures

Safety plea over co-sleeping baby deaths figures

She added: “It is my sincere hope that by drawing attention to our concerns, prompted by the outcome of our investigations, that the number of baby deaths in which co-sleeping was a preventable factor, can be even further reduced through open conversations about safer sleeping.” Source link