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June 26, 2020

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Being Used To Search For Coronavirus Treatment

The world's fastest supercomputer, a Japanese machine that can perform more than 415 quadrillion computations a second, is being used to search for a treatment for the coronavirus.
June 26, 2020

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Blocks California From Requiring Bayer To Label Weedkiller As Cancer-Causing

A U.S. federal appeals court on has blocked California from requiring that Bayer label its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup with a cancer warning.
June 26, 2020

People With HIV Still Living Shorter, Sicker Lives

A new study reports that people who are HIV-positive still face much shorter lives than other adults, even when treated with drugs.
June 26, 2020

Europe Said To Be Working With United States To ‘Restructure’ World Health Organization

European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization (WHO), a top health official for a European country has reportedly claimed.
June 26, 2020

1 In 5 People Have Health Conditions That Increase Risk Of Severe Illness If Infected With Coronavirus

An estimated 1.7 billion people, 22 percent of the global population, have at least one underlying health condition that could increase their risk of severe illness if infected with the coronavirus, according to a modelling study that uses data from 188 countries.
June 19, 2020

Study Suggests So-Called ‘Good’ Cholesterol Is Associated With Increased Risk Of Heart Attacks

A new study suggests that high blood levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), often described as ‘good’ cholesterol, are associated with an increased risk of heart attacks.
June 19, 2020

Pesticides Push Insects Into Global Decline

Pesticide use has risen fivefold since 1950, with over 4 million tons used on fields globally every year, says a new report.
June 19, 2020

Having An Underlying Health Condition Raises The Risk Of Dying Of Coronavirus By 12-Fold, New Data Shows

Coronavirus patients with underlying conditions are more likely to suffer major complications, a new report has found.
June 19, 2020

Multi-Ethnic Study Suggests Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits In Older Age

A new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate.
June 19, 2020

A Good Vitamin D Status Can Protect Against Cancer

A good vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research review.