News & Comment

April 3, 2020

U.S. Drug Regulator Lets Pharma Company Off The Hook In Data Manipulation Case

NEWS Having previously said it would consider civil or criminal penalties against pharma company Novartis in relation to the manipulation of data for a gene therapy […]
April 3, 2020

Pharma Company & U.S. Government Team Up In $1 Billion Coronavirus Vaccine Project

NEWS Pharma firm Johnson & Johnson has announced that it and the U.S. government, through a military research agency, will together devote $1 billion to a coronavirus […]
April 3, 2020

New Blood Test ‘Can Check For More Than 50 Types Of Cancer’

NEWS A new blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. COMMENT Coupled with science-based […]
April 3, 2020

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplementation May Also Offer Cognitive Benefits For Children

NEWS While the importance of folic acid before conception and during the first trimester are well established, new data from Ireland indicates that maintaining supplementation beyond […]
April 3, 2020

An Aspirin A Day Does Not Keep Dementia At Bay

NEWS Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer’s […]
March 25, 2020

Drug Companies Will Make A Killing From Coronavirus

NEWS Unless they fix the system, American taxpayers will get gouged on a vaccine they paid to produce. COMMENT The coronavirus pandemic is currently threatening the […]
March 25, 2020

Vitamin D Boosts Chances Of Walking After Hip Fracture

NEWS Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a new study. COMMENT A […]
March 25, 2020

Why Don’t Viruses Make Their Original Hosts Sick?

NEWS The coronavirus that has claimed more than 4,000 lives worldwide and sickened more than 113,000 most likely originated in bats, most experts believe. From bats, the virus […]
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: China Retailers And Suppliers Report Surge In Demand For Vitamin C Supplements

NEWS Chinese e-commerce giant JD has reported that sales of vitamin C dietary supplements on its platform were up five-fold, after the announcement of the novel […]
March 25, 2020

Revealed: Monsanto’s Secret Funding For Weedkiller Studies

NEWS Monsanto secretly funded academic studies indicating “very severe impacts” on farming and the environment if its controversial glyphosate weedkiller were banned, an investigation has found. […]