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July 29, 2021

Persuasion vs. Coercion: Vaccine Debate in Europe Heats Up

France is taking the lead in making life unpleasant for the unvaccinated, even requiring some people to get shots. Protesters see a soft dictatorship dawning.
July 29, 2021

Turkmenistan Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory

Turkmenistan's healthcare ministry has announced it is making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all residents aged 18 and over.
July 29, 2021

U.S. Swimmer Michael Andrew Is Biggest Olympic Name To Reveal They Have Not Received COVID Vaccine

Michael Andrew, a U.S. swimming star, became the biggest Olympic name yet to reveal that he has not been vaccinated, saying he didn’t want taking the vaccine to interfere with his training schedule.
July 29, 2021

Prenatal Choline Deficiency Linked To Mental Illness, Stress, And Preterm Birth

Researchers say supplementation may be more realistic than trying to achieve enough choline through diet.
July 29, 2021

Three In Ten Americans Increased Supplement Use Since Onset Of Pandemic

Twenty-nine percent of Americans are taking more supplements today than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the percentage of U.S. supplement-takers to 76 percent, according to a new survey.
July 22, 2021

World Health Organization Chief Says It Was ‘Premature’ To Rule Out COVID Lab Leak

The head of the World Health Organization has acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and said he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus.
July 22, 2021

UK Drug Companies Fined £260 Million For Inflating Prices

Britain's competition regulator announced it has imposed hundreds of millions of pounds in fines on several pharmaceutical firms for breaching the law in the supply of hydrocortisone tablets.
July 22, 2021

Common Prescription Drugs May Increase Risk Of Developing Antibiotic Resistance

New research suggests that three commonly prescribed classes of drugs that are not themselves antibiotics – proton pump inhibitors, beta-blockers, and antimetabolites – could lead to antibiotic resistant infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. These antibiotic resistant infections are in turn linked to longer hospital stays and potentially greater risk of death.
July 22, 2021

Vitamin K2 May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

A comprehensive review of evidence suggests vitamin K2 can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
July 22, 2021

The World Is Struggling To Manage Its Aging Population

The world’s population of people over 65 is forecast to double by 2050. By that time, a quarter of the people in developed countries will be that age or older. No country has fully figured out how to cope with steadily rising expenditures for the pensions and healthcare of the swelling ranks of senior citizens.