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September 18, 2020

Chinese Virologist Says Coronavirus Made In Wuhan Lab

Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, says the coronavirus was made in a Wuhan laboratory in China.
September 18, 2020

Bayer Settles Thousands More Roundup Weedkiller Lawsuits

Bayer has settled thousands more U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller after criticism that the company was failing to uphold an $11 billion deal it announced in June to resolve the massive litigation.
September 18, 2020

Vitamin D And K Status Linked To Reduced Mortality Risk

Combined low vitamin D and K status is associated with increased all-cause mortality risk and possibly with cardiovascular events, according to a new study.
September 18, 2020

Iodine Supplements Needed To Boost Low Levels In Women Post-Pregnancy

Iodine status in women during and after pregnancy is insufficient according to a new Norwegian study, which reveals it takes around 18 months before post-pregnancy levels of the mineral reach those achieved during pregnancy.
September 18, 2020

Only One In 10 Medical Treatments Are Backed By High-Quality Evidence

A new analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that just 9.9 percent of medical treatments are supported by high-quality evidence.
September 11, 2020

Study Finds 60 Percent Higher Rates Of Coronavirus Among People With Low Levels Of Vitamin D

A new study has found 60 percent higher rates of coronavirus infection among people with low levels of vitamin D.
September 11, 2020

Common Drugs Tied To Increased Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Anticholinergics, a class of drugs used for conditions including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease or markers of this condition, according to a new study.
September 11, 2020

Ultra-Processed Food Consumption Is Associated With Chromosomal Changes Linked To Biological Ageing

A new study has shed light on the link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the shortening of telomeres; sections of chromosomes that can be used as a marker of biological age.
September 11, 2020

Medical Waste In Rivers Raises Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance

High levels of antibiotics in rivers and other wastewater are putting people at increased risk of death from common infections as bacterial resistance to the drugs grows, research suggests.
September 11, 2020

High Coenzyme Q10 Levels May Prevent Muscle Damage In Pro Football Players

Higher levels of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in the blood may help reduce the severity of muscle damage seen in professional football (soccer) players.