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Los Angeles Attorneys David Lira and Tom Girardi Win Consumer Attorneys of the Year in 2017

"If she had a three-point seat belt, she would have survived like the other family members."

FDA Bans Antibacterial Hand Soap in Effort to Rid Marketplace of 19 Different Chemicals

Sabrina Tavernise with the New York Times reports that the FDA has banned the sale of many antibacterial soaps, in a rule that goes back to 2013, when the federal agency first introduced it. Tavernise quotes scientist Rolf Halden, who works for Arizona State University: "It has boggled my mind why we were clinging to these compounds, and now that they are gone I feel liberated."

Powdered caffeine now on the radar of state, federal health officials

At this time of the year, it's not just high school classrooms and hallways that are once again bustling with activity, but athletic fields, weight rooms and locker rooms as well. That's because students are embarking on seasons in football, soccer and cross-country, while others are busy training for their respective winter or spring activities.

Buying second hand: How to tell if it's safe

When you go shopping at Goodwill do you think about whether the set of children's pajamas in your hands are up to current flame resistant standards?  Or how about the electric razor on the shelf ahead of you, do you consider whether it's been recalled recently for short circuiting before you buy it?

FDA warns of black henna's dangerous side effects

If you're a parent of a teenager in California, there are a lot of things you worry about when it comes to them growing up. Though many concerns may stem from the fear that your child might be accidentally hurt, the dreaded 'tattoo talk' conjures up not only permanent choices but sometimes copious amounts of pain as well.

Too close for comfort: The dangers of real guns looking like toys

There is no doubting that the topic of gun safety is at an all time high in our country right now. With multiple shootings occurring across the nation and hundreds of serious injuries happening as a result of children accidently getting their hands on unsecured weapons, it's no wonder Congress has made it its mission this session to help put a stop to the tragedies.

DNA testing reveals horse meat in IKEA meatballs

I'm sure just about everyone in the state of California has seen the headlines by now. With powerhouse news agencies like the New York Times and ABC News placing it as a front page story, it's hard not to. And as much as we'd like to think that something like this couldn't happen, authorities in the Czech Republic have confirmed that horse meat was being used in meatballs sold at IKEA stores worldwide.

Could new Mountain Dew product 'kickstart' new problems?

Many people here in California may be familiar with the comedic ranting of Jim Gaffigan; particularly the one where he sarcastically praises the invention of a breakfast HotPocket. Playing off of the often nauseous feeling most people feel after ingesting a HotPocket, Gaffigan ends his joke with the phrase, "You can have a HotPocket for breakfast, a HotPocket for lunch and be dead by dinner."

Defective Medical Devices: Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps Recalled

Medtronic has, yet again, recalled some of its devices. This time, the devices are drug infusion pumps whose motors can stall and fail to deliver medications to patients. Due to the defective devices, patients have experienced a return of their symptoms and even death.

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