January 19, 2021

New Study Puts Cancer Patient Vitamin D Deficiency Under The Spotlight

New research has concluded that severe vitamin D deficiency is an independent contributor to hospital and 1-year mortality in critically ill cancer patients, and that intensive care unit (ICU) survivors may benefit from supplementation.
January 19, 2021

Common Antibiotics May Trigger Mental Breakdowns

Evidence suggests doxycycline and other common antibiotics can raise the risk of psychiatric problems, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts.
January 19, 2021

Americans Making Vaccine Injury Claims Could Face Bureaucratic ‘Black Hole’

Lost in their country’s launch of the coronavirus vaccine is a fact that few Americans realize when they roll up their sleeves. In cases of serious illness from the shots, the injured are blocked from suing and are steered instead to an obscure federal bureaucracy with a record of seldom paying claims.
January 19, 2021

United Nations Marks 2021 As International Year Of Fruits And Vegetables

The United Nations is marking 2021 as the ‘International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’, spotlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste.
January 19, 2021

‘Alarmingly High’ Rates Of Vitamin D Deficiency In The UK

Long winter months and less time spent outdoors have contributed to alarmingly high rates of vitamin D deficiency in parts of the UK, especially among certain ethnic and socio-economic groups, with overall levels falling below the most conservative global recommendations.
December 18, 2020

European Food Safety Authority To Examine ‘Emergency Use’ Of Dangerous Pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess a number of emergency authorizations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in sugar beet in 2020. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorizations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, and thiacloprid that were granted by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
December 18, 2020

‘New Variant’ Of Coronavirus Identified In England

A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, UK MPs have been told. The country’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the World Health Organization had been notified and that UK scientists were doing detailed studies.
December 18, 2020

Vitamin D Clue To Autism Spectrum Disorder In Boys

A deficiency in vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia.