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March 19, 2019

Prescription Drug Prices Are Out Of Control

NEWS In an all-too-rare example of political consensus, U.S. congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle appear to agree — at least in principle — that something […]
March 18, 2019

Large Clinical Trial Confirms Daily Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Life

NEWS A large clinical trial has found that daily low-dose aspirin tablets have no effect on prolonging life in healthy, elderly people. The researchers also suggested the drug could […]
March 15, 2019

Hundreds Of Vitamin D Deficient People Admitted To Two UK Hospitals

NEWS Hundreds of people admitted to two hospitals in the West Yorkshire region of the UK have been found to be deficient in vitamin D. COMMENT […]
March 14, 2019

Supplement Use Found To Be Low In Osteoporosis Patients With History Of Hip Fracture

NEWS A recent study found that only 14 percent of osteoporosis patients with a history of hip fracture are receiving supplements of calcium and vitamin D. […]
March 13, 2019

Air Pollution Causes 800,000 Extra Deaths A Year In Europe And 8.8 Million Worldwide

NEWS Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published […]
March 12, 2019

Zinc Could Help Treat Urinary Tract Infections

NEWS Scientists in Australia say new details about the role of zinc in the immune system could help the development of non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial […]
March 11, 2019

Pesticides Found To Affect Genes In Bees

NEWS Scientists are urging improved regulation on pesticides after finding that the chemicals affect genes in bumblebees. COMMENT The evidence is now incontrovertible that pesticides are […]
March 8, 2019

Statins Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk

NEWS People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at increased risk of developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to […]
March 7, 2019

Opioid Drug Maker Purdue Pharma Reportedly Considering Bankruptcy To Avoid Lawsuits

NEWS Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, a powerful opioid painkiller, is reportedly considering declaring bankruptcy to avoid liabilities resulting from thousands of lawsuits filed against […]
March 6, 2019

U.S. Senator Describes Big Pharma As ‘Morally Repugnant’

NEWS Executives of top pharmaceutical companies were recently grilled before a U.S. congressional panel about the nation’s skyrocketing drug prices, with one senator accusing Big Pharma […]
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