Albany, NY — Non-opioid painkillers are as effective as opioids in treating acute arm or leg pain in adults, according to researchers from Albany Medical College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Morgantown, WV — People who are prescribed sedatives or narcotics often receive warnings about the medications’ possible effect on driving ability, but those prescribed antidepressants or stimulants – such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications – aren’t cautioned as frequently, according to a recent study from West Virginia University.
Mebane, NC – Fire safety product manufacturer Kidde has issued an expansive safety recall of 37.8 million plastic handle or plastic push-button fire extinguishers that could clog or malfunction when used.
Washington – A total of 37,461 people died in motor vehicle-related crashes in 2016 – a 5.6 percent increase and the second straight year fatalities have risen, according to "Traffic Safety Facts," a publication of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Cincinnati – People who participate in “off-roading” in certain areas of the United States may be exposed to cancer-causing substances, including asbestos, according to researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.