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Ibuprofen overuse could cause men’s testicles to shrink, according to study

It’s tempting to reach for painkillers when you’ve got a pounding headache, but new research suggests that overusing ibuprofen could be affecting men’s fertility… By causing their testicles to shrink. The small study, made up of just 31 male participants aged 18 to 35 years old, showed that taking ibuprofen increased the risk of compensated hypogonadism– a hormone imbalance whereby an individual has higher ... Read More »

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’ Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine. They found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry ... Read More »