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Thursday, December 11, 2014

12/11/14 Health News:IS BPA SAFE? ♦ STAGGERING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PREDICTIONS ♦ BOY DIES FROM RAW MILK ♦ SHOULD FDA BAN BULK CAFFEINE SALES

FDA SAYS BPA-LINED CONTAINERS ARE SAFE, BUT NEW STUDY RAISES CONCERNS
It might be easy to dismiss the latest study about spiking one’s blood pressure by drinking soy milk from cans lined with bisphenol A (more commonly known as BPA). After all, serious hypertension is more likely to occur from the sodium contained in whatever food or beverage is in the can. But the new Korean... Continue Reading
UK REVIEW MAKES STAGGERING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PREDICTIONS
Projections of the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) paint a grim picture for what could happen to the world’s economy if the problem is left unchecked. Research commissioned by the U.K.’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance show that a continued rise in resistance would, by 2050, lead to 10 million deaths every year and a reduction...Continue Reading
AUSTRALIAN BOY, 3, DIES IN E. COLI OUTBREAK FROM RAW MILK
A 3-year old boy has died and four other children have fallen ill in an E. coli and Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to raw milk sold by a company based in Victoria, Australia. The milk, Mountain View Organic Bath Milk, was labeled as being “for cosmetic use only” and “not for human consumption,” as well as... Continue Reading
CSPI WANTS FDA TO BAN SALES OF BULK CAFFEINE

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the sale of pure, powdered or liquid caffeine as a dietary supplement. “CSPI believes that highly concentrated caffeine presents a unique, self-evident danger to consumers that justifies an immediate ban and corresponding adjustments to FDA’s regulations,”... Continue Reading

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