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June 17, 2021

Swiss Voters Reject Proposal To Ban Synthetic Pesticides

Swiss voters have rejected a measure that would have banned the use of artificial pesticides in Switzerland.
June 17, 2021

More Than Two-Thirds Of US Congress Cashed A Pharma Campaign Check In 2020, New Analysis Shows

Seventy-two US senators and 302 members of the House of Representatives cashed a check from the pharmaceutical industry ahead of the 2020 election — a number representing more than two-thirds of the US Congress, according to a new analysis of records for the full election cycle.
June 17, 2021

Study Finds Vitamin D Levels Associated With Depressive Symptoms

A large community sample study has found vitamin D levels are associated with depressive symptomatology due to the vitamin's impact on three specific inflammatory markers.
June 17, 2021

Healthy Levels Of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D – the "sunshine vitamin" – at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds.
June 17, 2021

Facebook Lifts Ban On Posts Claiming COVID-19 Was Man-Made

Facebook has lifted a ban on posts claiming Covid-19 was man-made, following a resurgence of interest in the “lab leak” theory of the disease’s onset.
June 11, 2021

Heart Inflammation Risk In Teens After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Being Investigated

Seven U.S. boys, aged 14 to 19, received Pfizer shots in April or May and developed chest pain within a few days. Heart imaging tests showed a type of heart muscle inflammation called myocarditis.