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WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 09:42

The World Health Organization and campaigners launched a drive Friday to try to wipe out mercury in medical thermometers, a day after nations signed a UN treaty to control the toxic liquid metal.

High mercury levels increase diabetes risk by 65%

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 15:44

Young adults who consume high levels of mercury increase their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent, a new study has found.

Arsenic exposure linked to diabetes

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 19:12

For the first time scientists have established a link between arsenic exposure in youngsters and development of Type 2 diabetes.

Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 18:03

Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health.

Seafood could carry toxic levels of mercury

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 00:00

That succulent lobster you order at a fancy restaurant might be carrying toxic levels of mercury.

Fish health benefits may outweigh mercury concerns

Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010, 00:00

People eating lots of fish may lose heart benefits they have gained because of increased mercury exposure.

Mercury levels ``similar in kids with, without autism``

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 00:00

Typically developing kids and children with autism have similar levels of mercury in their blood streams, a new study has found.

FDA says mercury dental fillings not harmful

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 00:00

The US FDA has said that silver-colored dental fillings that contain mercury are safe for patients.

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