September 3, 2020

Treat Hand Gels As Last Resort Or Risk Superbug ‘Armageddon’, Global Expert Warns

Routine, mass use of alcohol-based hand gels could produce a superbug ‘Armageddon’ scenario, a global expert in surface disinfection has warned.
September 3, 2020

Over A Third Of Infants Have Inadequate Vitamin D Levels At Three Months, Study Finds

Norwegian scientists looking at vitamin D levels in mothers and children during pregnancy, and up to six months after birth, have found over 30 percent of infants had inadequate levels of the vitamin at three months of age.
August 27, 2020

UK Government Scientist Says Coronavirus Will Be Present ‘Forever’

The coronavirus will be present "forever in some form or another", Sir Mark Walport, a UK government scientist has said, adding that people would need to be vaccinated at regular intervals.
August 27, 2020

Ebola Cases Climb To 100 In Latest DR Congo Outbreak

One hundred cases of Ebola have been recorded in DR Congo's northwest in less than three months, says the World Health Organization, warning that the response to the epidemic is underfunded.
August 27, 2020

Will Mexico’s Proposed Ban on Glyphosate Cause More Countries to Follow Suit?

On August 12, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that his country would gradually phase out use of glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024.
August 20, 2020

Study Links Coronavirus To Rise In Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

Cases of type 1 diabetes among children in a small UK study almost doubled during the peak of Britain’s coronavirus epidemic, say scientists suggesting a possible link.
August 14, 2020

Officials In England Have Been “Over-Exaggerating” Deaths From Coronavirus

The coronavirus death count in England has been reduced by more than 5,000 after it emerged officials were “over-exaggerating” the number of deaths from the virus. Previously in the country, anyone who died and had ever tested positive for the virus was automatically counted as a coronavirus death – even if their death was from a car accident.
August 6, 2020

World Health Organization Warns That Effects Of Coronavirus Pandemic Will Be Felt For Decades

The World Health Organization has warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades.