April 30, 2019

Bayer’s Takeover Of Monsanto Results In Shareholder Revolt

NEWS A shareholder rebellion at Bayer AG is poised to worsen after the company’s supervisory board ignored an unprecedented vote of no-confidence against the leadership of Chief Executive […]
April 29, 2019

Report Finds Worrying Levels Of Pesticides In 1,400 Brazilian Towns

NEWS A report has found worrying levels of 27 pesticides in 1,400 towns across Brazil. COMMENT Around the world, all sorts of dangerous chemicals are turning up in […]
April 26, 2019

Study Suggests Vitamin D May Be A Safe, Seizure-Minimizing Epilepsy Treatment

NEWS Vitamin D may help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients, according to a recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles. COMMENT […]
April 25, 2019

Antibiotic Use Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke In Women

NEWS Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in […]
April 24, 2019

Former CEO Of Drug Distribution Company Becomes First To Face Charges For American Opioid Crisis

NEWS Laurence Doud III, the former CEO of a major drug distribution company, has become the first person to face criminal charges related to America’s opioid […]
April 23, 2019

Top Shareholder Won’t Back Bayer Management In Key Vote

NEWS Bayer’s largest shareholder, fund manager BlackRock, will not support the German company’s management in a key vote at its annual general meeting, two people familiar […]
April 22, 2019

Queensland State Government Bans Junk Food Advertising

NEWS The Queensland state government in Australia will ban junk food advertising at government-owned sites as it seeks to curb obesity. COMMENT The health risks from […]
April 19, 2019

Are Europeans Getting Their ‘Five A Day’?

NEWS A survey has revealed that people in some European countries are consuming many more portions of fruit and vegetables in a typical week than those […]