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Chemicals in fast food wrappers migrating into humans, study suggests

Chemicals used in fast food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags to prevent grease from seeping through are being absorbed by food, ingested by people, and showing up as contaminants in their blood, research at the University of Toronto has found. The study was published in the open-access journal Environmental Health…

Research links pesticides with ADHD in kids

A new analysis of U.S. health data links children’s attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. While the study couldn’t prove that pesticides used in agriculture contribute to childhood learning problems, experts said the research is persuasive. “I would take it quite seriously,” said Virginia…

Genetic key to cocaine addiction: study

WASHINGTON — US scientists have found a key mechanism in the brain that helps explain why cocaine is so addictive and could pave the way towards a potential cure, a study showed Thursday. Researchers revealed how the highly-addictive drug brings on changes in the brain through a process which influences…

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