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San Bernardino Approves Licensing Restrictions on Pit Bull Breeds

Acting in response to a number of recent dog bite incidents involving pit bull breeds, San Bernadino County recently passed an ordinance that would require the licensing of all pit bull breeds. Under the ordinance, all pit bulls and pit bull type breeds that are above 4 months of age, must be licensed.  The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Animal Care and Control......
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Binge Drinkers Consume 8 Alcoholic Beverages at a Time

New information from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention seems to suggest that binge drinkers, who San Diego car accident lawyers often find linked to drunk driving accidents, could be drinking more alcohol beverages than earlier believed.  These drinkers are possible consuming around 8 alcoholic beverages at a time. The researchers looked at the drinking habits of binge drinkers, some of the most dangerous......
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After GM Volt Fire, NHTSA Warns About Lithium Battery Fire Risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is re-examining the safety of lithium-ion batteries that are used in electric vehicles, after a fire involving a GM Volt.  A number of automakers manufacture these plug-in electric vehicles. The incident occurred when the Volt was parked at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing center in Wisconsin.  The car had been parked after a test crash that had......
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Drug Related Accidents Take over from Auto Accidents As Number One Cause of Death

For the first time in the United States, the number of deaths caused by drug related accidents is  higher than the number of fatalities caused in auto accidents.  The spike in drug-related deaths has been boosted by an increase in the number of prescription narcotic overdoses. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the year 2009, drug-related deaths exceeded automobile......
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Could Coriander Oil Be Effective in Treating E. coli Poisoning?

Researchers at a Portuguese University have found that coriander oil can be used effectively in treating E.Coli poisoning and other food-borne infections, including those caused by salmonella organisms.  Further, the oil can be used to treat infections caused by at least twelve types of organisms. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Beira Interior in Portugal.  Coriander is more commonly known in......
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Steroids May Help Prevent Pneumonia in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

The fact that patients with a traumatic brain injury have a heightened risk of suffering pneumonia in the days following the injury, is not unknown to Los Angeles brain injury attorneys.  However, a new study indicates that steroid use can reduce the risk of pneumonia in hospitalized brain injury patients. The results of the study, which was conducted by French researchers, have been published in......
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Injuries from Chelation-Related Products under FDA Scanner

The Food and Drug Administration has warned companies that promote a controversial treatment for autism and other conditions, called Chelation.  The agency has already sent warning letters to several companies, cautioning them that the products that they promote are unapproved drugs and devices. Chelation is a highly controversial procedure that is currently being promoted to treat a number of conditions, ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s......
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Impact of Cultural Barriers on Food Safety Violations

Enforcing food safety rules can be challenging for cash-strapped health and safety agencies that struggle with resources.  It can be even more challenging when they’re dealing with establishment owners who don’t speak English, or follow different cultural beliefs.  Considering that California is home to thousands of ethnic restaurants from Mexican and Filipino to Greek and Lebanese, California food poisoning lawyers wonder if there is a......
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Number of Elder Abuse Lawsuits Drops Under Current California AG

Under the current Attorney General of California, there have been more dismissals of elder abuse lawsuits and a rollback of surprise inspections of elder care facilities.  It is a situation that should cause California elder abuse lawyers great concern because it directly impacts the safety of thousands of elderly residents in the nursing homes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a review of elder abuse......
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Are Accidental Fires Really an "Accident"?

Do the words that fire departments use when they describe a fire diminish the fact that fires are almost entirely preventable?  Are accidental fires really just an “accident”?  There are questions being posed by Fire Engineering, a website dedicated to firefighting and fire prevention education.  Some of the sentiments expressed in the article will be very interesting to California fire and explosion lawyers. Typically, when......
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