Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

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A Canadian National Railway train carrying heavy crude oil derailed March 7 in northern Ontario near the town of Gogama. No injuries were reported after 35 of the train’s cars derailed, caught fire and spread noxious crude oil into the Mattagami River System. Nearby residents have been advised to remain in their homes and not to… Read more »

Lumber liquidators accused of selling floorboards laced with cancer-causing agents

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Illegal levels of formaldehyde discovered in Chinese-made laminate flooring Lumber Liquidators is under fire after a “60 Minutes’’ expose revealed retailer hardware flooring company sells laminate hardwood flooring containing amounts of formaldehyde that are illegal under California law.  “60 Minutes” journalists discovered Lumber Liquidators’ facilities in China were illegally labeling laminate hardwood flooring as legally compliant after they traveled… Read more »

22 Maryland nursing homes lose five-star rating with Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare

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Maryland nursing homes ranked one star soar 125% while five-star elder care homes down 27% Dozens of Maryland nursing homes will see a change their scores on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare after the federal government altered its methodology for ranking elder care facilities.  With these changes, the number of Maryland’s 228 nursing homes with a five-star ranking… Read more »

FDA warns against using low-T testosterone products to fight aging

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New labeling warns consumers about risk of heart attack and stroke The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new safety warnings to doctors and patients about elevated risks of heart attack and stroke when undergoing testosterone replacement therapy.  Specifically, the FDA warned only certain medical conditions warrant the use of testosterone therapy and that so-called… Read more »