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June 18, 2019

Pharma-Funded Article Claims Reports Of The Demise Of Chemotherapy Have Been ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

With research increasingly confirming that chemotherapy encourages the spread of cancer, a new article funded by a pharmaceutical company and published in The American Journal of Managed Care has claimed that reports of the demise of the toxic cancer treatment are ‘greatly exaggerated’.
June 17, 2019

Desperate To Repair Its Shattered Image, Bayer Announces $5.6 Billion Weedkiller Research Investment

Desperate to repair its shattered image, pharma company Bayer has announced it will invest $5.6 billion for research into new weedkillers.
June 14, 2019

Researchers Find World Health Organization’s Recommended Pregnancy Supplements Insufficient

Prenatal supplements containing micronutrients such as zinc, iodine and vitamin A, could prove more effective than the iron-folic acid supplements suggested in current World Health Organization policies, say researchers.
June 13, 2019

Low Vitamin K Status Linked To Higher Blood Pressure, Stiffer Arteries

Improving vitamin K status may boost cardiovascular health by reducing arterial stiffness and improving blood pressure, suggests a study from scientists in Belgium and The Netherlands.
June 12, 2019

Almost 10 Percent Of French Farms Are Now Organic

Record numbers of French farmers converted to using organic approaches last year. As a result, almost 10 percent of French farms are now organic.
June 11, 2019

Sunshine May Decrease Risk Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

NEWS New research from Australia has found that children who spend half an hour a day outside in the sun reduce their risk of inflammatory bowel disease. […]
June 10, 2019

Study Links Poor Sleep With Poor Nutrition

NEWS Research conducted in the United States has found that people who get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on average consume lower amounts […]
June 7, 2019

Opioid Drug Firm Files For Bankruptcy After Bribery Probe

NEWS Pharma company Insys Therapeutics has become the first opioid manufacturer to file for bankruptcy. This follows it agreeing a $225 settlement with the U.S. Department […]
June 6, 2019

Sun-Drenched Middle East Has A High Vitamin D Deficiency Rate

NEWS Despite the intense sunshine in the Middle East and North Africa, vitamin D deficiency is widespread among the population. COMMENT A micronutrient that has numerous […]
June 5, 2019

Study Finds Up To 35 Percent Of Female Athletes Are Deficient In Iron

NEWS A new study has found that up to 35 percent of female athletes are deficient in iron. COMMENT Iron plays a key role in the […]