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December 18, 2020

European Food Safety Authority To Examine ‘Emergency Use’ Of Dangerous Pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess a number of emergency authorizations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in sugar beet in 2020. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorizations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, and thiacloprid that were granted by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
December 18, 2020

‘New Variant’ Of Coronavirus Identified In England

A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, UK MPs have been told. The country’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the World Health Organization had been notified and that UK scientists were doing detailed studies.
December 18, 2020

Vitamin D Clue To Autism Spectrum Disorder In Boys

A deficiency in vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia.
December 18, 2020

More Than Half Of New York City Firefighters Say They Will Not Take Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

More than half of New York City firefighters say they will not take Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them in the coming weeks.
December 17, 2020

Covid Pandemic Could Push More Than A Billion People Worldwide Into Extreme Poverty, United Nations Warns

Another 207 million people could be driven into extreme poverty by the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than one billion by 2030, the United Nations has warned.
December 10, 2020

New Study Finds Fish Oil Omega-3s EPA And DHA Work Differently On Chronic Inflammation

The omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) work differently against chronic inflammation, according to the results of a small randomized study, suggesting each has its own important role to play in regulating the immune system.