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FDA Investigating Metformin for Possible Carcinogen

The FDA has begun testing samples of the diabetes drug metformin for the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the agency announced Wednesday. Contamination with this same substance led to recalls of blood pressure and heartburn medications within the last 2 years. Metformin is generally the first medication prescribed for type 2 diabetes, according to Mayo Clinic. It lowers glucose production in the liver and boosts your body’s sensitivity…

Wetherspoons pub closed after confirmed outbreak of vile norovirus bug

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA Wetherspoons will remain closed “until further notice” after a confirmed norovirus outbreak left customers with severe sickness and diarrhoea. Guests at the Sir Richard Owen in the centre…

Smashed! Avocados fight middle-age flab

Diet / 3 December 2019, 6:00pm / FIONA MACRAEAvocados. Picture: File PhotoSmashed and served on toast, they are a favourite of the millennial generation. Avocados, however, could offer more than simply keeping up with the latest food fad. A study has found that eating one a day could help keep middle-age spread at bay. Those who regularly eat the…

How to avoid food poisoning this summer

Health & Wellness / 2 December 2019, 3:30pm / Martyn KirkMany foods can cause food poisoning, but some are more likely to make people ill than others. Warmer temperatures and eating outside go hand-in-hand, but picnics can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months. Every person experiences food poisoning about once every…

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