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Ban filtered cigarettes to curb global plastic waste, say experts

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sale of filtered cigarettes should be banned to reduce global plastic pollution from the trillions of “butts” that are thrown away each year, argue experts in The BMJ today. Filters are ineffective, say Thomas Novotny at San Diego State University and colleagues at the London …

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Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Government health experts are urging approval of a treatment for children with life-threatening peanut allergies. The daily medication is designed to build up children’s tolerance to peanuts and reduce dangerous allergic reactions. Currently there are no medical treatments for the condition. The panel of advisers to …

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