November 17, 2022

Low Levels Of Air Pollution Deadlier Than Previously Thought

The World Health Organization's most recent estimates (2016) suggested that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (tiny particles often referred to as PM2.5). A new study now suggests that the annual global death toll from outdoor PM2.5 may be significantly higher than previously thought.
November 17, 2022

Ultra-processed Foods Linked To Premature Death

Consumption of ultra-processed foods containing little or no whole foods in their ingredients contributed to 57,000 premature deaths in Brazil in 2019, researchers report.
November 10, 2022

Did Ebola Leak From A Lab?

The 2014 Ebola outbreak may have been borne out of an accidental lab leak at a US Government-funded facility, according to a new analysis.
November 10, 2022

UK Scientists Created Mutant Covid Strains In ‘High-Risk, Low-Benefit’ Lab Experiments

British scientists intentionally created hybrid Covid strains in risky experiments judged to be like 'playing with fire'.
November 4, 2022

Judge Tosses New York City COVID Vaccine Mandate, Orders Fired City Workers’ Back Pay

New York City’s controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers was enacted illegally and employees who were fired for refusing to comply must be immediately reinstated with back pay, a state judge has ruled.
November 4, 2022

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Premature Death

New research gives strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with premature death, prompting calls for people to follow healthy vitamin D level guidelines.
October 26, 2022

Experts Slam Boston Lab Where Scientists Created A New Deadly Omicron Strain With An 80 Percent Kill Rate

Boston University scientists were condemned for ‘playing with fire’ after it emerged they had created a lethal new Covid strain in a laboratory. [...]
October 26, 2022

Study Finds Link Between Depression And Unhealthy Diets

A Macquarie University study of 169 adults aged 17 to 35 found those eating a Western-style diet were more likely to have lower levels of kynurenic acid — a small molecule important to a number of bodily functions — and report higher levels of depression than those eating diets rich in fresh fruit and vegetables. [...]