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  • A New Lancet study shows BPA levels, a chemical used in many plastic products such as food and drink containers, are much higher than previously thought.

    A New Lancet study shows BPA levels, a chemical used in many plastic products such as food and drink containers, are much higher than previously thought. BPA interferes with hormones, and in unborn babies has been connected to metabolism, behavior, cancer growth and other problems.

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  • Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

    If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) include medications such as Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix and Prilosec. The study from France found that people who took these acid-relieving medications were about 80% more likely to get a bout of stomach flu. The findings were published Nov. 27 in JAMA Network Open.

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  • UK Patients ‘Suffering’ Because EU Rules ‘Kill’ Medical Research: Report

    Top scientists have said that the EU’s Clinical Trial Directive is making medicine more expensive and research anti-competitive, while the long delays between trial and prescription are causing patients to "suffer". "The Clinical Trials Directive was put forward in the spirit of harmonisation but was, in fact, a mechanism to make trials so horrendously expensive that only Big Pharma could afford to get their products registered," Professor Dalgleish and Professor Lewis wrote in BrexitCentral on Sunday.

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  • Canada, Big Pharma Resisting Trump Plan To Import Cheap Drugs

    Resistance from Canada and U.S. pharmaceutical companies could put a crimp in President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to import cheaper drugs from the nation’s neighbour to the north. In a series of tweets Nov. 22, Trump promised a White House and Health and Human Service plan “soon,” and the Food and Drug Administration is set to release the proposal in January, The Hill reported.

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  • Obesity May Speed Up Brain Aging

    The brains of middle-aged adults may be ageing prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost one-quarter of adults have metabolic syndrome, a set of factors that in combination amplify a person's risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other illnesses. In the new research, participants were considered metabolically unhealthy if they had two or more such factors: high blood pressure; high blood sugar; high blood triglyceride levels; or low levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol — or if they took medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure, or cholesterol.

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