August 6, 2020

Statins Not Effective At Cutting Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

New research has analyzed 35 studies looking at the effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in cutting the risk of dying from heart disease. The researchers found three-quarters of the studies reported no reduction in mortality among patients taking the drugs.
August 6, 2020

World Health Organization Warns That Effects Of Coronavirus Pandemic Will Be Felt For Decades

The World Health Organization has warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades.
August 6, 2020

UK Health Officials Say Painkillers Do More Harm Than Good

Health officials from the UK’s National Health Service say painkillers such as paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen, aspirin, and opioids do more harm than good and should not be prescribed to treat chronic pain.
August 6, 2020

Thousands Turn Out In German Capital To Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Thousands of people in the German capital Berlin have taken part in a protest against the country's coronavirus restrictions.
August 6, 2020

Vitamin B3 Shows Promise For Glaucoma Patients

A clinical trial led by the Center for Eye Research Australia has shown that vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) could play an important role in protecting against nerve cell damage that leads to blindness in glaucoma.
July 31, 2020

Pharma Stocks Fall After U.S. President Donald Trump Targets Drug Prices With Executive Orders

Shares in pharmaceutical companies shares fell after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was signing four executive orders aiming to lower drug prices.
July 31, 2020

Cuba Green Lights GMO Crop Cultivation Amidst Severe Food Shortages

In the midst of a food crisis and shortages worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba has officially opened the door to GM crops as a “complement to conventional agriculture”.
July 31, 2020

Bill Gates Says Multiple Vaccine Doses Could Be Necessary To Protect People From Coronavirus

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that people could need multiple doses of a vaccine to immunize themselves from the coronavirus.