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Friday, November 30, 2012

Top News Stories: Nov. 23-29

Kids with Toys

Just in time for Christmas: the unsafe toy list; generic Lipitor recalled due to glass shards, potentially fatal drug-grapefruit interactions and more of this week’s top stories.

Unsafe  Toy List: Dora Guitar, Dora Backpack, More
An overly loud Dora the Explorer guitar and robot made with lead have topped the Public Interest Research Group’s annual list of unsafe toys. Read more

Drugs that Interact with Grapefruit on the Rise
More than 85 drugs have been found to have potentially fatal side effects when mixed with grapefruit, with more being discovered every year. Read more

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes
A study has found that countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into foods and soft drinks have 20% higher rates of diabetes than countries that use other sweeteners. Read more

Can ADHD Drugs Help Keep People Law-Abiding?
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who are taking medication to control their symptoms may be less likely to commit crimes, according to a new Swedish study. Read more

Generic Lipitor Recall
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a massive recall of the generic cholesterol-cutting tablets, as they may be contaminated with tiny glass shards. Read more

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