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Motorcyclists extremely vulnerable when in accidents

A motorcycle can be viewed as something more than merely a means of transportation. After all, most people who chose to ride motorcycles could just as easily drive a car. But a motorcycle can instill in its rider a sense of freedom that no car can provide. The reason for this is that riding a motorcycle affords those on board with direct contact with the elements. The motorcyclist is simply not encumbered by the enclosed environment found in a car.

But motorcyclists pay for their sense of freedom by being extremely vulnerable. That same exposure to the elements that feels so liberating while cruising down the road can become very dangerous if a rider is involved in a collision.

FDA trying to get drug company to issue recall

The use of medications should be undertaken with caution and awareness. Patients have to trust that whatever drugs they take are safe. Most of the time, this is the case. But sometimes, defective drugs do make their way into circulation. When this happens the Food and Drug Administration may request that the company responsible for the drug issue a recall.

The FDA has had a contentious relationship with a company called NuVision Pharmacy for almost two years. At issue is the FDA’s request that the company perform a recall of its so-called “sterile products.” Additionally, the FDA is warning health care providers to avoid using drugs that were compounded by the company.

What would make a dog act aggressively?

In life, there are few things more wonderful than a friendly, loving dog. For those with a fondness for our canine friends, a dog’s mere presence can brighten up the day. On the other hand, there are few things more frightening than an aggressive dog that appears poised to attack. A physical altercation with a dog can be traumatic and dog bites can be painful.

This blog has previously touched on the subject of dog behavior. Dogs cannot understand our intentions or motivations, so we would do well to try to understand theirs. Understanding why a dog is behaving aggressively may help you avoid getting bitten. So what would motivate man’s best friend to pose an aggressive stance?

Temp employees have a right to safe work environments

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration take the protection of temporary workers very seriously. In 2013, a temp employee suffered a fatal workplace accident at a manufacturing plant. The employee had not been provided proper training by either the plant or the temporary staffing agency. 

Texas oilfield workers subjected to many on-the-job dangers

Crude oil is truly the lubricant that greases the gears of American industry. Texas has a long-established heritage of providing the country with a steady supply of this important commodity. In fact, oil is sometimes humorously referred to as “Texas tea.”

In recent years, the oil industry in South Texas has seen a genuine boom. This boom has created a demand for workers who are willing to put in long, hard hours in return for a good rate of pay. Given how important good workers are for oil companies, one would think that their safety would be of a high priority. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy?

Aging is a constant process and no one yet has figured out a way to slow down the biological clock and allow us to hold on to our strength and vitality forever. Yet to hear some of the claims made by the producers of testosterone therapy products, one would think that they have found a way for men to do just that. But what the makers of these products tend to not highlight in their marketing are the potential hazards of using the various gels and creams they sell.

A study that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 cautioned of an increased risk of heart attacks in men who undergo testosterone treatment. And while strokes and heart attacks are certainly of primary concern regarding possible side effects, what other negative effects might a testosterone product user be subject to?

Serious accident on Texas highway proves complicated and fatal

Many Texas motorists choose the highway as a way to reach their destinations as quickly as possible. But with so many vehicles sharing the road, drivers must be ready to react to hazards that can present themselves with no warning. Motor vehicle accidents in such conditions can be sudden and have devastating consequences.

Recently, a three-vehicle accident occurred near Lytle and was responsible for shutting down a portion of I-35. Texas DPS reported that a black SUV driven by a 25-year-old woman had a blowout. The northbound SUV skipped over the median and struck a light pole while in the process of entering the southbound lanes.

What could cause a drug recall?

The Food and Drug Administration applies rigorous standards when testing a drug forpotentialmarketing. Regardless, it is possible that a drug that received approval for sale could present a serious danger to the general public. Once a drug is available to consumers, both the company that markets the drug and the FDA must stay alert so as to respond to any unpredicted issues.

If a defective drug finds its way into the public sphere, it is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in a timely manner so as to limit its potential for causing harm. An over-the-counter or prescription drug that is deemed potentially harmful or defective, may be recalled either by the company that makes it or by the FDA.

How does the one-bite rule affect victims of dog bites in Texas?

People may assume that if they are bitten by a dog in Texas, then holding the animal's owner liable for compensation is a fairly straightforward proposition. Unfortunately, seeking legal retribution for the consequences of dog bites can be more difficult than expected.

In fact, Texas is one of 18 states to have what is known as a one-bite rule. This rule provides that a bite victim may be able to secure compensation from an owner if they can prove the dog has bitten, or behaved as it was going to bite at least one other person. Also, there must be evidence showing the owner as having an awareness of the animal's violent tendencies.

Testosterone therapy may cause heart failure

In Texas, many men enjoy leading an active lifestyle. As he gets older, a man may seek to increase his strength and vitality by boosting his testosterone level. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of sources providing testosterone therapy for men who believe they are suffering from a testosterone deficit or what is now commonly referred to as "low-T."

Certainly the companies, which sell the prescription testosterone gels, patches and injections, would like you to believe that the therapy is a safe and effective way to for you to revitalize yourself. But, there is data that should give pause if you have participated in testosterone therapy.

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