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Around 45,000 life yearsthe total number of years a population is expected to livehas been lost in Europe and the US by the Volkswagen (VW) diesel emissions scandal. Another 72,000 years will be lost if the company does not recall the cars that are currently on the roads.
Indigestion drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are some of the most commonly used medications, and were thought to be relatively safe. But new research has discovered that they double the chances of developing chronic kidney disease.
A major studystrangely ignored by most of the mainstream mediahas discovered that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs nearly double the risk for diabetes. The drugs also increase the chances of the patient becoming obese and having diabetes-associated complications.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellphone masts do affect us, researchers have concluded. Their research has so far been limited to amputees who still feel pain in a phantom limb when they are close to a mast, but the discovery could have implications for the rest of us.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs have been blamed for the sudden death of Glenn Frey, the Eagles lead singer. He died recently from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.
Health activists are suspecting the sudden outbreak of cases of microcephaly, a birth defect that causes abnormally small heads in newborns, isnt caused by the Zika virus, but by the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine that pregnant women in Brazil started to be given last year.
Diet drinks and colas could be better for us than water, claims a new study funded by the sugar industry. The researcherssix of whom have had direct funding from the sugar industry or are employed by sugar manufacturersclaim that the drinks, which use artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, reduce energy intake and body weight, and may do so better even than water.
Monsanto, the chemicals conglomerate whose pesticides have been linked to a range of neurological and developmental diseases, could face charges of ecocide if an international tribunal finds against it.
Antidepressants double the chances of suicidal behaviour and aggression in children and adolescents, a new study has found. Although the drugs are not supposed to be given to teenagers, around 1.63m under-18s in the US and 100,000 in the UK are regularly taking Prozac.