Doctors Want to Ban Infant Walkers

What was once a staple on every new mother’s baby registry may soon be obsolete. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently called for a ban on infant walkers, claiming they do more harm than good for young children. A study recently published in the AAP journal found that more than 230,000 injuries between 1990 and 2014 were related to infant walkers. Children suffered bruises, lacerations, burns, broken bones, and head injuries. Most infants were injured when their walker tipped[…] Read More

Bayer’s Essure Device Recalled

As of June 20th of this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had received 29,430 complaints about Essure, a permanent birth control device manufactured by Bayer, the pharmaceutical giant. The adverse effects associated with the product include perforation, pelvic pain, bleeding, depression, and autoimmune conditions. The device was discontinued by Bayer just ahead of the release of a Netflix documentary called “The Bleeding Edge,” which exposes the health effects of products like Essure. Bayer claims there is no connection.[…] Read More