Endocrine Society commends reinvigorated effort to regulate chemicals in personal care products

WASHINGTON, DC–The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products. The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would set a rigorous safety…

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Trading cryptocurrency is problematic for regular gamblers, Rutgers study says

Researchers at the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s School of Social Work have found a link between frequently trading cryptocurrency — a digital and virtual currency — and problem gambling. The study, the first to explore cryptocurrency trading among regular gamblers, suggests crypto trading appeals to people struggling to manage their gambling…

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Researchers unveil progress and challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa/Asia

IMAGE: Scientists are working to accelerate the administration of a typhoid conjugate vaccine in typhoid endemic regions in Africa and Asia view more  Credit: Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) BALTIMORE, MD., March 6 — Each year there are nearly 11 million cases of typhoid, a disease that is spread through contaminated food, drink and water. Researchers…

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Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The guidelines, published last month in Pharmacotherapy, set new standards for the clinical use of polymyxins, including…

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