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May 31, 2024

Scientists Warn Tattoos May Increase Cancer Risk

Scientists have warned of an urgent need for more research into the long-term health impacts of tattoos after new research found they may increase the risk of lymphoma cancer.
May 31, 2024

National Institutes of Health Official Admits American Taxpayers Funded Gain-of-Function Research In Wuhan

National Institutes of Health principal deputy director Lawrence Tabak has admitted to Congress that, in the months and years before the COVID-19 pandemic, US taxpayers funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
May 31, 2024

Antidepressant Prescriptions Soar Among UK Children

New figures suggest nearly 500,000 antidepressant prescriptions are being given to children in the UK each year, with only one in four having visited a child psychiatrist before they were given the pills.
May 31, 2024

Certain Nutrients May Slow Brain Aging

A novel study published in the NPJ Aging journal signals how specific nutrients may play a pivotal role in the healthy aging of the brain.
May 31, 2024

Vitamin D Deficiency Tied To Worse Outcomes With Early Kidney Disease

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risks for cardiovascular mortality and chronic kidney disease progression in patients with early-stage disease, according to a study published online in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation.
May 24, 2024

Cardiovascular Diseases Kill 10,000 Europeans A Day

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 40 percent of deaths in Europe, the World Health Organization says, urging Europeans to cut their salt intake.
May 24, 2024

Combination of Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy May Speed up Physical Decline in Older Adults

A UCLA-led study suggests that women who are 65 years old or older with high-risk breast cancer and are treated with chemotherapy are more likely to develop a substantial decline in physical function.
May 24, 2024

Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder of Slovak Prime Minister

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico after the politician was seriously hurt in a shooting attack.
May 24, 2024

COVID-19 Face Masks Did NOTHING to Stop Spread of Omicron Variant, Study Finds

A new study has found that face masks did not stop the spread of the COVID-19 variant Omicron.
May 24, 2024

Vaccine Trial Patient Files First US Lawsuit Against AstraZeneca

An American woman who took part in the US clinical trial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is suing the company, claiming it left her “permanently disabled.”