At-home DNA tests are all the rage lately. Simply provide a sample of your DNA, typically saliva, mail it to a company, and in a few weeks you'll receive a report of your ethnic makeup and information about your family tree. For most people, it's a fun way to find out more about their family histories. Lately, however, darker stories are emerging about people discovering more than they expected to.
Documents published by the website Jalopnik show documents dating back nearly two decades from Goodyear, showing their G159 RV tire has been linked to more than 700 complaints—including hundreds of crashes, dozens of injuries, and nine deaths.
Pregnancy is a time where many changes occur within a woman’s body. Some of them are extraordinary – you’re growing a person in there! – and some of them may be a bit uncomfortable or irritating. But some of these changes may increase the chances of the pregnant woman coming down with the flu (influenza). Changes in her immune system and respiratory system place her at a higher risk for complications.
Since its approval to go on the market in 2002, the implantable permanent birth control device Essure has been the subject of much controversy. Thousands of women have claimed the device has caused pain, internal bleeding, miscarriages, and stillbirths. The FDA finally responded on April 9 by issuing an order restricting sales and distribution of Essure.
When you think about nursing home negligence, resident-to-resident abuse might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is a prevalent issue affecting nursing home and assisted living residents throughout the United States. The National Consumer Voice for Long-Term Care conducted a prevalence study on Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes. The study defines resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in this way:
As more information came to light regarding the connection between Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and football, players, doctors, and managers started advocating for better and safer play. Though the NFL itself has been slow in responding (slow being the polite word), more and more people are coming around to the side of these players. Attendance has gone down at games, and a growing contingent of parents and schools have shifted from football to other sports.
The Annual Convention of the Ohio Association for Justice was from May 2 to May 4 this year, and it was – as always – a rousing success. This year’s convention offered numerous opportunities for attendees to obtain their CLE credits, to play a few rounds of golf, and to network and reconnect with colleagues from throughout the state. This year’s speeches (once again) stole the show, and Steve Crandall’s presentation was a very big hit.