Drivers beware: Big trucks are causing more big accidents!

Drivers beware: Big trucks are causing more big accidents! Big rig accidents have been rising since 2014, when more than 100,000 people were injured in these crashes. Two recent investigative reports highlighted surprising causes for the death rate increase. In 2016,...

Choosing birth control, avoiding a false brain tumor

Choosing birth control, avoiding a false brain tumor Recent research shows a link between the Mirena IUD and false brain tumors (PTC).  The research comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s based on the federal agency’s FAERS reports. FAERS found a...

Actemra: Arthritis drug causes deadly reactions

Actemra: Arthritis drug causes deadly reactions In 1897, snake oil was “a cure all” for arthritis that fraudsters sold in the Old West.  It didn’t work.  But it didn’t kill anyone as far as we know. When the fraud was exposed, it disappeared. Actemra has been...

Massive recalls ongoing, but you could still be driving a time bomb

Massive recalls ongoing, but you could still be driving a time bomb Forbes Magazine reported in March 2017 that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is letting General Motors and two auto dealers sell “used cars that were recalled and never repaired,” labeling them...

Surprise for El Paso drivers: Japan’s roads are safer!

Surprise for El Paso drivers: Japan’s roads are safer! So are New Zealand roads and roads in France, Israel and Sweden. They are among 19 high income countries with much lower traffic death rates than the U.S., according to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and...