April 19, 2018

Selection of cancer drugs by doctors linked to payments received from pharma

NEWS A U.S. study suggests that oncologists may be more likely to prescribe particular cancer drugs when they receive payments from the companies that make them. […]
April 19, 2018

Low vitamin B12 and folate linked to severity of fatty liver disease

NEWS Two key B vitamins may be linked to the progression of liver fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, say researchers. COMMENT As is the case […]
April 18, 2018

Antidepressants during pregnancy increase newborn’s risk of depression and anxiety

NEWS New research has found mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy could harm their child’s future emotional development. COMMENT All drugs are dangerous, but when taken […]
April 18, 2018

Pharma Cartel funding patient organizations and advocacy groups

NEWS A new online database has revealed that drug companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups during 2015. COMMENT Drug companies give money […]
April 17, 2018

Vitamin D supplementation may improve eczema symptoms

NEWS Reviewing existing studies looking at vitamin D functions in skin physiology, Qatari researchers found mounting evidence that ingesting vitamin D may help improve skin inflammatory […]
April 16, 2018

Patients prescribed antidepressant drugs discover they are highly addictive

NEWS Patients who try to stop taking antidepressant drugs often say they cannot. In a recent survey of 250 long-term users of psychiatric drugs — most commonly antidepressants […]
April 12, 2018

Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto reportedly gets clearance in the United States

NEWS The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to approve Bayer’s $66-billion takeover of Monsanto, thus removing the last major […]
April 11, 2018

The Anticancer Effects of Polyphenols: Part 2

The previous issue of our Health Science News Page focused on polyphenols, which are the nutrient compounds present in various plants that help protect plants from […]