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December 12, 2019

Report Says UK Supermarkets ‘Not Transparent Enough’ About Pesticide Use

NEWS Many UK supermarkets are not being transparent with shoppers about the use of potentially harmful pesticides in their global supply chains, according to a new […]
December 12, 2019

France Bans Dozens Of Glyphosate Weedkillers

NEWS France’s health and environment agency says it is banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, ruling there is insufficient data to exclude health risks. COMMENT In 2016 […]
December 12, 2019

Consumer Reports Article Draws Attention To Importance Of Vitamin K

NEWS Many people – and older men in particular – are not getting enough vitamin K, says a new article by Consumer Reports that draws attention […]
December 12, 2019

Analysis Finds Women Not Getting Adequate Nutrition During Preconception And Pregnancy

NEWS In a new analysis of published studies on the dietary habits of women who were trying to conceive or were pregnant, most studies indicated that […]
December 12, 2019

New Report Concludes Pharma Industry Is Distorting Medical Research And Education

NEWS A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has concluded that widespread pharma industry influence is jeopardizing the integrity of medical research […]
December 5, 2019

World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9 Million People Worldwide Now Living With HIV

NEWS World AIDS Day 2019 was held on Sunday 1st December. At the end of 2018 a total of 37.9 million people worldwide were living with […]
December 5, 2019

European Campaigners Demand Pesticides Crackdown

NEWS Anti-pesticide groups in Europe want synthetic pesticides phased out by 2035 over fears that biodiversity, crucial to food production, is under threat. COMMENT There is […]
December 5, 2019

Study Confirms Price-Gouging Is Central To Drug Industry’s Business Model

NEWS The pharma industry’s quest for profits is what is driving up drug prices, confirms Dennis Bourdette, M.D., chair of neurology in the Oregon Health and […]
December 5, 2019

UK Researchers Say Greater Focus Needed On Vitamin D Deficiency In Younger Healthy Populations

NEWS UK researchers have called for more awareness of vitamin D deficiency in younger healthy populations. COMMENT A micronutrient that has numerous important functions, vitamin D […]
December 5, 2019

United States Federal Prosecutors Launch Criminal Investigation Into Opioid Drug Makers

NEWS Employing laws normally used to go after illicit drug dealers, United States federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed […]
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