Hernias occur when an organ or tissue squeezes through a hole or an exposed spot in the cavity where it is usually located, displacing the organ/tissue. While some hernias may not be problematic (apart from causing the occasional feeling of discomfort), others can be life-threatening if the affected organ is cut off from blood flow.
Vehicle manufacturers issue recalls all the time. It’s not unusual to take your car in for a routine check-up and find that it has had several recalls for various issues in just the past six months. With so much of our vehicles’ functionality now reliant on software, more things than ever can go wrong. Fortunately,
Birth control helps protect a woman’s health and her financial situation. By giving her control over when she might conceive, birth control allows her to plan her pregnancies and her family. Some forms of birth control require a lot more effort than others. For example, many birth control pills require that someone take the medication
Car manufacturers and dealerships owe you a duty of care when you purchase a motor vehicle. It means that the vehicle’s components should work in the way they were intended to, and if a defective car part caused your accident or aggravated the injuries you suffered, you may have a case. You may have heard
For decades, people thought of talcum powder as a natural and totally safe product. Companies marketed talcum powder for use on babies, and many people not only applied it to their children to prevent diaper rash but also sprinkled it into their own undergarments for odor and moisture control. On its own, talcum powder may
There are many options for women who wish to prevent pregnancy or control their periods. So much so, that the options can be overwhelming. Many have concerns about how the birth control could interfere with their hormones, or whether the IUD contains any harmful toxins. After weighing options or going through the process of trying
Some products and medications come with specific risks that can’t be avoided without impacting the way the product functions. These products, which are known as unavoidably unsafe, are sometimes the cause of major injuries. For example, someone using a chainsaw can experience an injury even if they do everything right because operating a chainsaw is just
Few products are as safety-critical for users as motor vehicles are. A malfunction in a vehicle could mean that individuals lose control or that the very systems that they depend on to protect them in a moment of danger could fail when needed the most. Volvo is currently undergoing the biggest recall that it has
As defined by the American Cancer Society, talcum powder is “made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes.” Talcum powder has been used for years
NuvaRing isa form of hormonal birth control designed for individuals who wish to avoid the daily regimen of a pill or patch, but who also want a form of reversible birth control that provides the other health benefits of hormonal therapy. However, all forms of hormonal birth control come with risks, and NuvaRing is no different.