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October 16, 2019
A second Australian farmer has launched legal action against Monsanto, alleging that prolonged use of the company’s Roundup weedkiller is linked to his development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
October 15, 2019
A new study has found that high blood pressure drugs based on a molecule known as dihydropyridine may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
October 14, 2019
A Pennsylvania jury has ruled that US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in damages and interest for failing to warn that a psychiatric drug could cause breast growth in men.
October 11, 2019
Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to an Australian study.
October 10, 2019
Even Americans living in an affluent coastal town with good access to fresh seafood are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, a new survey has found.
October 9, 2019
Maternal vitamin A dietary intake during pregnancy has been found to be inversely associated with the risk of an incomplete formation of the diaphragm in the baby.
October 8, 2019
Over half of people prescribed the blood cancer drug ibrutinib developed new or worsened high blood pressure within six months of starting the medication, according to a new study. The analysis also ties the drug to other heart problems.
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October 7, 2019
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
October 4, 2019
Taking antidepressant drugs while expecting a baby is linked to an increased risk of developing a form of diabetes that is specifically related to pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, finds new research.
October 3, 2019
People taking omega-3 supplements are at lower risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular disease events, according to a new meta-analysis.