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    More Americans Die from Smoking Than Previously Estimated

    Smoking cigarettes increases the risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Previous research found mortality among current smokers at rates two to three times higher than among individuals who never smoked. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that estimates about the […] More

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    BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Causes Health Problems in Offspring

    When will the FDA ban bisphenol A? Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical compound widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic bottles, food and beverage can linings, thermal receipts, and dental sealants. Although some countries have banned the chemical in some or all products including baby bottles, BPA continues to remain legal in […] More

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    BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Cancer Risk

    Exposure to BPA during pregnancy increases the risk of prostate cancer in male offspring, says a new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). BPA, or bisphenol A, is a carbon-based synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. The substance has been in use since 1957. Plastic made […] More