News & Comment

April 23, 2019

Top Shareholder Won’t Back Bayer Management In Key Vote

NEWS Bayer’s largest shareholder, fund manager BlackRock, will not support the German company’s management in a key vote at its annual general meeting, two people familiar […]
April 22, 2019

Queensland State Government Bans Junk Food Advertising

NEWS The Queensland state government in Australia will ban junk food advertising at government-owned sites as it seeks to curb obesity. COMMENT The health risks from […]
April 19, 2019

Are Europeans Getting Their ‘Five A Day’?

NEWS A survey has revealed that people in some European countries are consuming many more portions of fruit and vegetables in a typical week than those […]
April 18, 2019

Thai Researchers Outline What We Know About Vitamin D And Liver Health

NEWS Vitamin D deficiency has been documented to be highly prevalent among populations with liver issues, according to researchers from Thailand. Their new review of published […]
April 17, 2019

France To Ban Food Additive E171 From Next Year

NEWS France will ban the use of E171, a widely used food additive, from 2020, after studies pointed to potential health risks for consumers. COMMENT Commonly […]
April 16, 2019

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Increased Susceptibility To Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D can ‘dramatically’ affect the immune system and could make people less susceptible to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, scientists have discovered.
April 15, 2019

Prostate Drugs Increase Risk Of Diabetes

NEWS A study involving 55,000 men has found that certain drugs prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate gland increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. COMMENT […]
April 12, 2019

New Study Confirms Antioxidants Improve Damaging Effects Of Heart Failure

NEWS A new study has shown that antioxidants show promise in improving some of the damaging effects of heart failure. COMMENT Conventional drug treatments for heart […]
April 11, 2019

High-Dose Vitamin D Shows Benefit In Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer

NEWS Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying […]
April 10, 2019

Pesticides And Antibiotics Polluting Streams Across Europe

NEWS Pesticides and antibiotics are polluting streams across Europe, a study has found.  COMMENT There is growing global evidence that pharmaceutical and chemical industry pollution is having […]