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Johns Hopkins University, the drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Rockefeller Foundation face a $1bn lawsuit for their part in a US government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis in the 1940s.
People are more likely to catch the common gut bug, C. difficile, after a course of antibiotics—but now researchers think that standard painkillers pose a similar risk.
Heart disease—or cardiovascular disease (CVD)—is a disease primarily of diet, but not of saturated fats as the cholesterol theory has maintained, but of processed, white-flour foods.
If you're taking fish oil supplements for your brain health—such as recovering from a stroke, treating depression or protecting against dementia—make sure it's the LPC (lysophospholipid) form.
The devastation caused by the opioid drug scandal continues to unfold. Now it's been discovered that the painkiller has been responsible for doubling the rate of suicides and drug-related deaths in the US.
Fungal infections such as Candida can cross the blood-brain barrier to cause temporary memory loss, researchers have found.