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MRI Contrast Agent Gadolinium May Deposit and Retain in the Brain

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Magnetic resonance images (MRIs) are used to investigate or diagnose conditions that affect soft tissue in the body such as brain tumors, brain disorders, torn ligaments, or spinal issues. They are so common that nearly 40 million MRIs are performed annually in the United States. But questions and debate remain regarding the safety of the […]

Texas Man and Dairy Cattle Test Positive for Bird Flu

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A man in Texas has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu after direct exposure to infected dairy cattle. While this is the second recent case of bird flu identified in humans in the United States, it is the first time the disease has been found in dairy cattle.1 The first case of H5N1 in […]

Drinking Water Fluoridation: Is It Safe?

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Experts have called the practice of adding the chemical compound fluoride to drinking water as “safe and effective” for decades. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named it one of the top 10 greatest health achievements of the 20th century. For years, those who have opposed it have been called “anti-science” […]

Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks

Marijuana use of any kind, including smoking, vaping or consuming edibles, is linked to a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association last month. The study found that those who consume the drug regularly have an increased risk of life-threatening medical […]

FDA Proposes Banning Food Additive BVO

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Following California’s lead, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to ban the food additive brominated vegetable oil (BVO). Toxicology studies conducted in collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) led to the FDA concluding that BVO is “no longer safe” due largely in part to its ability to harm thyroid […]

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