September 5, 2018

UK Doctors Told To Use Plain English Instead Of Medical Jargon

NEWS Doctors in the UK are being told to make their letters easier for patients to understand. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says correspondence often […]
September 5, 2018

Millions At Risk Of Nutritional Deficiencies Due To Rising CO2 Levels

NEWS Higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are contributing to nutritionally inferior crops and may result in increasing numbers of people being at […]
September 5, 2018

Class-Action Lawsuit Takes Aim At Big Pharma Over Babies Exposed To Opioids

NEWS A Philadelphia law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against a number of opioid manufacturers, alleging they are responsible for the medical needs of […]
September 5, 2018

Doctors Treating Cancer Fail To Disclose Funding Received For Drug Trials

NEWS A new study has revealed that doctors treating cancer fail to disclose almost half of the funding they receive for clinical trials of cancer drugs. […]
September 5, 2018

U.S. FDA Investigates Cancer Risk Of Heart Drugs

NEWS The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an investigation into an entire class of heart drugs over concerns they may cause cancer. […]
August 30, 2018

Cases Of Debilitating Lyme Disease Could Be Going Undiagnosed

NEWS Cases of Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can lead to severe mental and physical problems, could be much higher than previously thought, according to […]
August 30, 2018

New Study Suggests Air Pollution May Harm IQ

NEWS Chronic exposure to air pollution could negatively affect cognitive performance, a new study from China suggests. COMMENT There is now no doubt that air pollution […]
August 30, 2018

Use Honey First For Coughs, New UK Guidelines Say

NEWS New proposed guidelines from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England say antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors […]