April 3, 2018

Vitamin E deficiency associated with increased risk of tuberculosis

NEWS A new study has found that vitamin E deficiency is associated with an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB). COMMENT World Health Organization statistics show […]
April 3, 2018

Patients not being told about doctors’ pharma conflicts of interest

NEWS Hospitals in the UK are failing to inform patients when doctors responsible for choosing their drugs have received money from pharmaceutical companies, finds a new study […]
April 2, 2018

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis

NEWS A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness. COMMENT There is growing evidence that […]
March 30, 2018

As antibiotics fail, their global use skyrockets and drug resistance increases

NEWS Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled […]
March 30, 2018

Medical students complain they learn nothing about nutrition

NEWS Medical students in the UK are complaining they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health and say they should be […]
March 29, 2018

Study reinforces link between metabolic syndrome and lack of vitamin D

NEWS Results of a study carried out in Brazil show a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. COMMENT Here is […]
March 28, 2018

U.S. tries to limit junk food warning labels in NAFTA talks

NEWS The contentious negotiations over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have veered into one of the world’s most pressing health issues: […]
March 28, 2018

‘Catastrophe’ as France’s bird population collapses due to pesticides

NEWS Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared. COMMENT Evidence clearly shows that […]