A new report suggests that more pregnant women in the U.S were infected by the Zika virus than previously thought. Researchers have documented a surge in total birth defects, including birth defects like microcephaly that are chiefly associated with Zika.
A state court judge in North Dakota recently ruled that capping non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional.
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. That’s especially true if you have taken on a part-time or regular job in retail, shipping, or other seasonal work. The rush to accommodate all the customers or push everything out the door in time for delivery can be stressful.
If you’re pregnant, or trying to be, you may be overwhelmed by the changes taking place in your own body. It can affect nearly everything in your life, and that includes prescription medications you rely on. There may even be potential side effects for your unborn.
Drunk Driver, Texting Teen and Road Rage tragedies make headlines. But the vast majority of auto accidents have a more mundane cause. Traffic violations. Distractions. Sleep deprivation. Dumb things drivers do.
Knowing the dangerous stretches to avoid is no consolation if your loved one is injured or killed on some side street. But crowdsourcing of accident sites and applied technology is helping identify problem areas and address solutions.
When you are injured through someone else’s negligence, there is a statute of limitations to bring a claim. Normally, you have at least two years after the accident to file a lawsuit against that person.
It’s not news that the United States has far more gun deaths than any industrial nation. But research reveals that Americans also have a higher rate of auto fatalities than much of the civilized world.
The Texas legislature has provided funding for three-point lap and shoulder belts on every new public school bus in the state. Texas joins New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Louisiana as the only states to mandate seatbelts on school buses and vans.
Vaccine researchers have reported that pregnant women who got flu shots may be at higher risk of miscarriage. The unexpected and unexplained findings naturally create anxieties for OB-GYN practitioners. On the one hand, they want to keep their patients safe and informed. But they worry the news will encourage the “anti-vaxxer” movement, putting women and their babies at risk for influenza and other life-threatening diseases if they stop all vaccinations.