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August 21, 2019

Bayer Proposes Paying $8 Billion to Settle Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Claims

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is said to be proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.
August 20, 2019

New Meta-Analysis Links Vitamin D Supplements To Lower Risk Of Death From Cancer

Vitamin D supplementation is associated with a 16 percent lower risk of death from cancer, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
August 19, 2019

ADHD Drug Ritalin May Affect Brain Development In Children

Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect the development of the brain's signal-carrying white matter in children with the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. 
August 16, 2019

Nazi Book Of Anatomy Still Used By Surgeons Today

The so-called ‘Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man’, whose findings and illustrations came from the dissected bodies of people killed by the Nazis, is still used by surgeons today.
August 15, 2019

Taking Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Improve Dental Health Of Babies

A new study has found that women who take large doses of vitamin D during pregnancy may be ensuring their children have a lower risk of dental problems.
August 14, 2019

Psychologists Say ‘War On Cancer’ Metaphors May Do More Harm Than Good

NEWS The use of war metaphors when referring to cancer may do more harm than good, say psychologists. COMMENT The so-called ‘War On Cancer’ is an […]
August 13, 2019

Contraceptives, Aspirin And Antibiotics Have Hidden Side-Effects

NEWS Many drugs, from painkillers, statins and the Pill to HRT and antibiotics, can deplete vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. COMMENT A large body of scientific […]
August 12, 2019

Polypharmacy Associated With Poor Health Outcomes In Older People With Type 2 Diabetes

NEWS Polypharmacy is associated with increased all-cause mortality, macrovascular complications and hospitalization in older people with type 2 diabetes, according to a Portuguese study. COMMENT There […]
August 9, 2019

Fast Food Availability Linked With More Heart Attacks

NEWS Research carried out in Australia has found that areas with a higher number of fast food restaurants have more heart attacks. COMMENT Providing still further […]
August 8, 2019

Lower Vitamin D Levels Linked To Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms, Study Suggests

NEWS Falls in vitamin D levels correlate with falls and non‐motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease, a new study finds as researchers suggest supplementation as […]