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F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

Sabrina Tavernise nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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OxyContin: Painkillers for Kids

Soren Dreier Zen-Haven The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on … Continue reading

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Heroin vaccine won’t ‘cure’ what ails addicts

Angela Garcia LA Times My aunt Marion is in the hospital dying of liver and kidney failure, the result of her 20-year struggle with heroin use. I was told of her imminent death the same day news broke about a … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-Sexual side effects added to Merck drug labels

Reuters Prescribing labels for Merck & Co’s drugs for baldness and enlarged prostate will add reports of sexual side effects that continued after use of the medicines was stopped, U.S. health regulators said. Labels will be revised for Proscar, which … Continue reading

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FDA Warns: Don’t Use This on Your Skin But You Can Put It in Your Mouth in Higher Doses

Dr. Mercola mercola.com Has the FDA officially gone mad? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that mercury poisoning has been linked to skin products i. The products in question are primarily skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments, most … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi Suspected as Source

Alexandra Sifferlin Time An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The … Continue reading

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This Popular Nut Slashed Breast Cancer Risk in Mice by 50%

Dr. Mercola Mercola As unbelievable as it sounds, current law makes it illegal for food producers to share certain types of scientific information with you. So when Diamond Food relayed health information about the omega-3 fats in walnuts on product … Continue reading

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Regulators dispute finding of cancer-causing soda

Anna Yukhananov Reuters U.S. regulators said soft drinks from PepsiCo Inc and Coca-Cola Co posed no health risk, contrary to a U.S. watchdog group that reported several popular brands contain high levels of a chemical linked to cancer in animals. … Continue reading

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FDA claims no need to test Pacific fish for radioactivity

Source: Anchorage Daily News JAPAN MELTDOWN: Ocean too huge, distance too far for concern. North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there’s no reason to test them, … Continue reading

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Experts Warn: This Popular Vitamin can Trigger Cancer

Source: Mercola Over the past several of weeks, the media have gone wild over studies allegedly showing that vitamins have lethal consequences. Again and again, journalists who are clueless about health have misled readers while catering to the interests of Big … Continue reading

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