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February 24, 2021

More Than One In Five Diabetes Patients In Hospital With COVID-19 Die Within 28 Days

More than one in five diabetes patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 die within 28 days, according to a study conducted in France.
February 24, 2021

Mexico Pressing Ahead With Bans On GMO Corn & Glyphosate

Mexico is sticking to a plan to stop importing genetically modified corn and ban glyphosate, a widely used herbicide.
February 24, 2021

Omega-3 Supplements May Reduce Muscle Soreness After Exercise

Researchers at the University of Westminster in the UK have found that taking omega-3 supplements may help to reduce muscle soreness after exercise.
February 24, 2021

Genetic Variants For Skin Color In African Americans Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency

One day, physicians may be able to look at an African American's skin color, and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that person's risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum, or breast.
February 24, 2021

Many U.S. Troops Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Thousands of U.S. military personnel are refusing or delaying COVID-19 vaccination, even as service members are being deployed to help give shots at vaccination centers nationwide.
February 17, 2021

Monsanto Owner Bayer And US Officials Pressured Mexico To Drop Glyphosate Ban

Internal government emails reveal Monsanto owner Bayer and industry lobbyist CropLife America have been working closely with US officials to pressure Mexico into abandoning its intended ban on glyphosate, a pesticide linked to cancer that is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.
February 17, 2021

US House Of Representatives Resolution Aims To Recognize Vitamin D’s Benefits For COVID-19

US Representative Glenn Grothman has introduced a House Resolution to recognize the significant role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19.
February 17, 2021

Green Tea Compound Increases Levels Of P53, ‘Guardian Of The Genome’ And Tumor Suppressor

A new study has found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein known as the "guardian of the genome" for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells.
February 17, 2021

Vitamin D Supplementation: Possible Gain In Life Years Combined With Healthcare Cost Savings

In a recent paper published in the Molecular Oncology journal, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center calculated that if all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained. In addition, healthcare costs could be saved.
February 17, 2021

Gum Disease Linked To COVID-19 Complications

COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.