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Thursday June 24: Health, Safety, Consumer News

Posted by Jane Akre
Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:34 AM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Injury, Conflict-of-Interest, Cyberbullying

Around the Internet This Morning

Good Morning! A few items for you on health, safety, and injury avoidance for InjuryBoard readers.

Latest on Oil Spill
A robot crashes into the containment device as oil washes up on Pensacola Beach.

Toyota President Apologizes to Shareholders
Bowing deeply President Toyoda faced shareholders for the first time to apologize for the global recall.

Weight Lifting Injuries on the Rise
With more Americans lifting weights than ever, nearly a million ended up in emergency rooms with injuries says a new study.

Foreign Drug Trials- Closer Than You Think
With 80 percent of drug trials taking place in foreign countries where there are few safeguards for the participant.

Medical Drug and Device Makers Educate Doctors
The University of Michigan says it will no longer take money from drug and device makers to fund postgraduate medical education.

Safety Whistleblowers Get Little Protection
Eighty percent of whistleblower cases are dismissed b by the Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program, set up by the Department of Labor to protect workers making many wonder what protection it is providing. The story is broken by the nonprofit news site Fair Warning.

Hearings on Cyberbullying Online
A Congressional committee on Thursday will examine the issue of student bullying online which now impacts nearly half of kids who find themselves isolated from other kids online.

Image from Wikimedia Commons/ author: Oliverherold #

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