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A teenage girl was supposed to have an overnight stay at her local hospital after a routine procedure to remove her tonsils. Instead, she is on life support.
The thirteen-year-old girl was expected to stay overnight at the California hospital after her procedure. She began bleeding from her nose and mouth after surgery and entered cardiac arrest. Doctors say the girl is brain dead, and the hospital says it is reviewing what happened.

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Infant Anesthesia May Cause Cognitive Delays

New information is coming out about the effects of anesthesia on infants. While healthcare professionals generally note that the risks don't outweigh the rewards, parents should still be well informed before consenting to the use of general anesthesia on children under three.

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Ingesting Glass Not An Effective Cholesterol Control

The maker of the generic version of Lipitor, a prescription drug used to control cholesterol, has issued a recall after discovering that small bits of glass were in the tablets. Affected lots include those with 10-, 20- and 40- mg doses packed in bottles of 90 and 500 tablets. The expiration dates on affected lots are July and August 31, 2014.

The Lipitor generic - atorvastatin - that is involved in the recall is produced by Ranbaxy.

No injuries have yet been reported from the glass-containing tablets. If you or a loved one have been affected by this recall, a drug recall attorney in your area can help you fight back against the manufacturer.
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