December 5, 2019

World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9 Million People Worldwide Now Living With HIV

NEWS World AIDS Day 2019 was held on Sunday 1st December. At the end of 2018 a total of 37.9 million people worldwide were living with […]
December 5, 2019

European Campaigners Demand Pesticides Crackdown

NEWS Anti-pesticide groups in Europe want synthetic pesticides phased out by 2035 over fears that biodiversity, crucial to food production, is under threat. COMMENT There is […]
December 5, 2019

Study Confirms Price-Gouging Is Central To Drug Industry’s Business Model

NEWS The pharma industry’s quest for profits is what is driving up drug prices, confirms Dennis Bourdette, M.D., chair of neurology in the Oregon Health and […]
December 5, 2019

UK Researchers Say Greater Focus Needed On Vitamin D Deficiency In Younger Healthy Populations

NEWS UK researchers have called for more awareness of vitamin D deficiency in younger healthy populations. COMMENT A micronutrient that has numerous important functions, vitamin D […]
December 5, 2019

United States Federal Prosecutors Launch Criminal Investigation Into Opioid Drug Makers

NEWS Employing laws normally used to go after illicit drug dealers, United States federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed […]
November 27, 2019

Statin Drugs Increase Risk Of Diabetes And Skin Infections

A new study has found that using cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for even as little as three months can put patients at risk of developing diabetes, as well as skin and soft tissue infections.
November 26, 2019

Monsanto Pleads Guilty To Illegally Spraying Banned Pesticide In Hawaii

Agrochemicals company Monsanto has pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014.
November 25, 2019

Cancer Linked With A More Than Doubled Risk Of Dying From Stroke

People living with cancer, or having previously suffered from it, are more likely to die from stroke than the general population, according to new research.