October 16, 2019

Second Australian Farmer Launches Legal Action Against Monsanto Over Roundup Cancer Claims

A second Australian farmer has launched legal action against Monsanto, alleging that prolonged use of the company’s Roundup weedkiller is linked to his development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
October 15, 2019

Widely Used Blood Pressure Drugs May Increase Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A new study has found that high blood pressure drugs based on a molecule known as dihydropyridine may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
October 14, 2019

Jury Rules Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $8 Billion In Damages For Psychiatric Drug Side Effect

A Pennsylvania jury has ruled that US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in damages and interest for failing to warn that a psychiatric drug could cause breast growth in men.
October 11, 2019

Bad News for Pharma: Yet Another Study Suggests Healthier Diets May Reduce Depression

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to an Australian study.
October 10, 2019

US Coastal Dwellers Low In Omega-3s Despite Affluence & Access To Fish, Survey Finds

Even Americans living in an affluent coastal town with good access to fresh seafood are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, a new survey has found.
October 9, 2019

Low Intake Of Vitamin A In Early Pregnancy Associated With Birth Defects

Maternal vitamin A dietary intake during pregnancy has been found to be inversely associated with the risk of an incomplete formation of the diaphragm in the baby.
October 8, 2019

Cancer Drug Linked To High Blood Pressure And Other Heart Problems

Over half of people prescribed the blood cancer drug ibrutinib developed new or worsened high blood pressure within six months of starting the medication, according to a new study. The analysis also ties the drug to other heart problems.
October 7, 2019

A Third Of Patients With Severe Asthma Are Taking Harmful Doses Of Oral Steroids

A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.