March 7, 2018

Former pharma CEO faces up to 20 years in prison

NEWS A U.S. judge has ruled that former pharma company CEO Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5m in losses in a securities fraud scheme. He […]
March 7, 2018

The Importance of Micronutrients During Pregnancy – Part 2

In our previous Health Science News Page, we discussed some of the general aspects of the role of micronutrients in pregnancy. The placental development begins in […]
March 7, 2018

The Importance of Micronutrients During Pregnancy – Part 1

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life and every expectant mother wishes for a healthy baby. Yet the progress and outcome […]
March 7, 2018

Researchers find low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective

NEWS A review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient levels of magnesium. COMMENT The finding of […]
March 6, 2018

Poor vitamin D status linked to increased risk of anemia

NEWS Researchers in Iran found that children with low vitamin D status had up to three times increased risk of anemia compared to children with sufficient […]
March 5, 2018

Ten Greek politicians allegedly linked to drug company bribery scandal

NEWS In Greece, the Supreme Court’s Public Prosecution Office is to submit a case file to the Greek Parliament concerning an ongoing probe into charges that […]
March 4, 2018

UK government health secretary admits drug errors cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’

NEWS Jeremy Hunt, the UK government health secretary, has admitted that drug errors in England cause ‘appalling harm and deaths’. COMMENT Evidence suggests that errors in […]
March 2, 2018

Study claims antidepressant drugs should be given to a million more people in UK

NEWS A new review published in The Lancet medical journal claims that at least a million more people in the UK should be put on antidepressant […]