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Listeria: A Rare but Deadly Bug

Lately, stories of Listeria outbreaks and related recalls have dominated the news. What exactly is Listeriaand how can you protect yourself from infection? If you have been injured by food contamination contact a Boston personal injury attorney to find out about your legal rights. What is it? Listeriosis is the infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Unlike many other foodborne... Read More

What’s Your Sunscreen’s SPF Number? Higher Is Not Always Better.

For most of us, summer weather is either already here—or will quickly arrive. Personally, I am looking forward to Memorial Day weekend while I enjoy a family hike and picnic. Until last year, I would buy the highest sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen I could find to “protect my family against dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation.”... Read More

Salmonella. You’ve Heard of It, Now Learn About It

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes the infection salmonellosis. Salmonella germs were discovered over 100 years ago by an American scientist named Salmon, for whom they are named. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps which develop 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 7 to 10 days, and most people recover... Read More

Report: Keystone Pipeline is a Threat to Jobs and the Economy

A study released March 20 by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute found that the Keystone XL Pipeline could actually harm the economies of pipeline states. Most affected would be agricultural and tourism industries, the report said. The study notes that between 2002 and 2011 there were more than 3,700 pipeline spills in the U.S., and... Read More

Spring Cleaning: Tips to Remove and Reduce Toxic Dust

We usually think of pollution as something that’s outside our homes. But here’s a startling fact: indoor air pollution can be as much as 100 times greater than outdoor pollution. Those of us who have chosen to live in older homes, or to live in homes in urban or industrial areas, are particularly likely to have... Read More

“Food Poisoning” or Something Else? How to Tell

When I was in college, “food poisoning” was code for “I had cafeteria ‘mystery meat’ last night.” As I got older it became “I ate too much Mexican food (or Italian, or barbecue… you get the picture). As an attorney who specializes in “food poisoning”, I know there is no “poison” involved, unless there is... Read More

CP “Prevention” Enzyme Holds Promise, But Reducing Errors Should be First Priority

Washington University Medical School researchers report that an enzyme in the body that protects against brain cell death may help prevent cerebral palsy that results from oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery. As exciting as this is, I can’t help wonder – again—at all the effort by medicine to address cerebral palsy in the laboratory and its... Read More

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