October 7, 2021

Brussels EU Drugs Regulator Backs Pfizer Vaccine Booster Dose For All Adults

Europe’s drugs regulator has advised that all adults can receive a third, booster dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six months after the second dose.
October 7, 2021

Omega-3s May Protect Brains In American Football Athletes

High-dose omega-3 supplements may give NCAA American Football athletes protection from repetitive head injury as well as conferring cardiovascular benefits, suggests a new study.
October 1, 2021

UK Doctors Urged To Issue Fewer Prescriptions

UK doctors have been urged to slash the number of prescriptions given to patients. A staggering 15 per cent of adults now take five or more medications a day, a major British government review has revealed.
October 1, 2021

Experts Warn Acetaminophen May Alter Development Of Fetuses In Pregnant Women

Acetaminophen (paracetamol), a common painkiller used to treat fever and pain, is being investigated by medical experts for possible risks to developing fetuses in pregnant women.
October 1, 2021

Pfizer Launches mRNA Flu Vaccine Trial

US pharmaceutical company Pfizer says it has begun a clinical trial to test an influenza vaccine designed using mRNA technology.
October 1, 2021

Big Pharma Greed ‘Literally Killing Americans,’ U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Says

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and progressive healthcare campaigners from across the U.S. rallied at the headquarters of Big Pharma’s top lobbying group last week to denounce the industry’s ongoing effort to tank Democrats’ prescription drug-pricing reforms.
October 1, 2021

African Union Crafts Guidelines For GM Crops, Activists Raise Alarm

The African Union is developing guidelines for the use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the continent, officials say, amid criticism from campaigners that some policies favor big business and lack adequate public input.
September 23, 2021

Research Identifies Possible Link Between Antibiotic Use And Breast Cancer Growth

Scientists have identified a possible link between antibiotic use and the speed of breast cancer growth.