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Not so fast: CDC isn’t ready to blame illicit ‘street vapes’ for illnesses

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health investigators are casting a wide net to understand what is sickening hundreds of vapers across the country and still have not ruled out any product on the market, even as vaping industry officials highlight the potential role of illegal cannabis products. A man uses a vape as he walks on… Read More »

Is the ‘autism epidemic’ real? Researchers say over-diagnosis to blame for spike in number of cases

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other anti-vaccine crusaders have long and falsely blamed vaccines for breeding an “epidemic” of autism. But is the epidemic even real? According to the authors of a new study, the astonishing explosion in the number of diagnosed cases of autism is the result of a broadening of the definition of… Read More »

It’s too easy to put the blame on ultra-processed foods

UPFs include everyday choices such as cereals, bread, baby food and flavoured milk It’s too easy to put the blame on ultra-processed foods Independent.ie Over half a century ago, we discovered that high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure greatly increased the risk of heart disease. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/its-too-easy-to-put-the-blame-on-ultraprocessed-foods-38390116.html https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/article38390115.ece/66ffe/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-08-12_lif_52349803_I1.JPG Email Over half a century ago, we… Read More »

Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease. Pain Relievers May Be to Blame.

Osteoarthritis has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study suggests that a large part of the risk comes from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, or NSAIDs. Such drugs include ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), as well as a variety of prescription NSAIDs. Researchers used Canadian health… Read More »

Fed up with the blame game on insulin prices, lawmakers say enough is enough

For years, drugmakers and PBMs have tussled over who’s to blame for high drug prices. That didn’t change Tuesday when a Congressional committee hauled in executives from insulin makers Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk, plus pharmacy benefit managers CVS, Express Scripts and Optum. Going forward, though, one thing will change, several lawmakers told the… Read More »