July 22, 2024

Greater Attention Needs to be Paid to Malnutrition in the Sick and Elderly, Researchers Say

As many as half of all patients admitted to hospital and other healthcare facilities are malnourished. This has serious consequences for the individual in terms of unnecessary suffering, poorer quality of life, and mortality. Providing nutrients can alleviate these problems, but not enough attention is paid to this knowledge. This is the conclusion of a review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
July 22, 2024

Nearly Half of Adult Cancer Deaths in the US Could be Prevented by Making Lifestyle Changes, Study Finds

About 40 percent of new cancer cases among adults ages 30 and older in the United States – and nearly half of deaths – could be attributed to preventable risk factors, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society.
July 22, 2024

Global Pharma Market Expected to Reach $1.7 Trillion by 2030

Global growth in the pharma market will reach 7.7 percent through to the end of the decade, according to an analysis from industry commentator Evaluate. The London-based firm has released its 2024 World Preview Report, which suggests that worldwide prescription drug sales could reach $1.7 trillion by 2030.
July 22, 2024

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake May Lessen Acne Severity

In a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology that included 60 individuals with mild to moderate acne, following the Mediterranean diet and taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements led to significant reductions in inflammatory and non-inflammatory skin lesions, as well as an improved quality of life.
July 22, 2024

Higher Calcium and Zinc Intakes Linked to Healthier Pregnancy Outcomes

Women with higher intakes of calcium and zinc in the three months before they conceived were significantly less likely to suffer hypertensive disorders during their pregnancy compared with those who had lower intakes of these essential minerals, according to new research.
July 12, 2024

US Supreme Court Rejects Plan to Shield the Sackler Family in Purdue Pharma Opioid Deal

The US Supreme Court has struck down a part of the bankruptcy deal for Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the Sackler family from future lawsuits over their role in fueling the opioid crisis.
July 12, 2024

Study Examines Scale of Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsored Events in United States

A new study by Quinn Grundy, an assistant professor at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, finds that in the United States, more than 1 million industry-sponsored events took place in 2022, a staggering amount in one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world.
July 12, 2024

After 4-Year Legal Battle, Monsanto Drops Lawsuit Against Mexico’s GM Corn Ban

In what is being seen as a significant victory for Mexico, Monsanto has withdrawn its legal challenge against a 2020 presidential decree aimed at banning glyphosate and genetically modified (GM) corn for human consumption.