March 2, 2018

More evidence that depression is linked to reduced levels of micronutrients

NEWS People suffering from major depressive disorder have lower levels of the amino acid arginine, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.  COMMENT […]
March 1, 2018

Pesticides: Does the Brussels EU let industry write its own rules?

NEWS An environmental group, the Pesticide Action Network, says 90 percent of Brussels EU tests determining which pesticides are supposedly safe come from the chemical industry […]
February 28, 2018

Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

NEWS Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new research […]
February 27, 2018

‘Unhelpful’ EU health claims regulations

NEWS Nutrition industry professionals are increasingly dissatisfied with the European Union’s “unhelpful” regulatory framework, with rules governing health claims flagged as a particularly thorny issue, a […]
February 27, 2018

Plant-based diets could save ‘billions’ in healthcare costs

NEWS New research suggests governments could save ‘billions’ in healthcare costs if more people switched to plant-based diets. COMMENT While it is good that public attention […]
February 27, 2018

U.S. lawmakers threaten WHO agency over glyphosate cancer finding

NEWS WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization’s cancer research program over its 2016 finding that glyphosate, […]
February 26, 2018

Painkiller may disrupt sex hormones, placing unborn babies at risk

NEWS Use of the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy may cause harmful sex hormone abnormalities, according to a study led by San Diego researchers. COMMENT There is […]
February 25, 2018

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

NEWS A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. COMMENT Not only is there already no doubt that diets containing […]
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