A carcinogen found in popular drugs

A carcinogen found in popular drugs

In recent years, many popular medications, including drugs for diabetes, hypertension and heartburn, have been found to be contaminated with a carcinogen: nitrosamine. In 2018, Swiss drugmaker Novartis first discovered that its flagship blood pressure drug, valsartan, contained harmful levels of a carcinogen known as nitrosamine. Over the next two years, more than 1,400 product … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed food lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — According to a new study of more than 197,000 people in the UK, more than half of whom were women, eating more ultra-processed foods increases … Read more

US court rejects J&J’s bankruptcy strategy for thousands of talc lawsuits

US court rejects J&J’s bankruptcy strategy for thousands of talc lawsuits

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday dismissed an attempt by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) to offload tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products in bankruptcy court. The ruling marked the first major repudiation of an emerging legal strategy that could upend US corporate liability law. J&J is among four … Read more

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

CNN — Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year-old study of nearly 22,000 people with had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to those of similar weight, people who had one of four types of bariatric surgery were 16% … Read more