July 27, 2018

UK Government Report Recommends Vitamin D Supplements For Babies

NEWS A report by the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommends that breastfed infants should receive a daily vitamin D supplement. COMMENT There is […]
July 27, 2018

British Doctors Lack Transparency Over Pharma Industry Payments

NEWS Half of British doctors who received payments from the pharmaceutical industry last year remained anonymous. COMMENT In many if not most countries around the world, […]
July 25, 2018

Over 70 Thousand Children In Britain On Antidepressants

NEWS More than 70,000 children, including almost 2,000 aged under 10, were prescribed antidepressants in England last year. COMMENT Who are the prime beneficiaries when tens of thousands […]
July 25, 2018

Babies Die After Pregnant Mothers Given Viagra In Dutch Drug Trial

NEWS A drug trial in the Netherlands has been stopped after 11 newborn babies died. In an apparent attempt to improve the growth of their unborn […]
July 20, 2018

Recognition Of Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis Could Help Diagnosis

NEWS New Canadian research has found that health problems such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines are more likely to occur in patients who are […]
July 19, 2018

More Doctors Blame Rising Healthcare Costs On Big Pharma

NEWS A new survey of hundreds of physicians, executives, and clinical leaders has found that while doctors feel responsible for the cost of care given to a patient, […]
July 18, 2018

Study Finds Women Have Higher Heart Failure Death Rate Than Men

NEWS Research published in the Canadian Medical Journal has found that female heart failure patients are more likely to be hospitalized, and more likely to die […]
July 18, 2018

Green Tea Extract Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks

NEWS Research funded by the British Heart Foundation has found that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an extract from green tea, could be effective against the types of plaques […]