April 11, 2018

The Anticancer Effects of Polyphenols: Part 1

Phytonutrients are natural components of plants with important functions such as protecting plants from insects, diseases, draught, ultraviolet rays, and pollutants. The best known phytonutrients are […]
April 10, 2018

Experts warn Lyme disease risk is high with warmer weather

NEWS It’s not just people who enjoy warmer weather, insects such as ticks also like to come out in the heat. If bitten by a tick, […]
April 9, 2018

US senators question cancer drug’s 1,400% price rise

NEWS A bipartisan group of US senators has asked the head of a pharmaceutical company why the cost of a 40-year-old cancer drug has risen 1,400 […]
April 5, 2018

Study links lutein levels to higher IQ

NEWS Superior macula pigment optical density (MPOD) – a measure of lutein levels in the eye and brain – is associated with higher IQ levels, says […]
April 5, 2018

Big pharma under fire for marketing stronger painkillers to doctors

NEWS Drug companies have come under fire for allegedly using a crackdown on codeine sales as an opportunity to market stronger painkillers to doctors. COMMENT Painkillers […]
April 5, 2018

Vitamin A helpful in degenerative eye disease in children

NEWS Research published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests vitamin A may be helpful for children with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that can lead […]
April 4, 2018

Future phone apps may monitor whether patients take their prescribed drugs

NEWS Doctors may one day require patients to send them smartphone videos to prove they are taking their prescription drugs. COMMENT A particularly disturbing development, the […]
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 […]