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Special Report: A Plastic Tide

The catastrophe of plastic pollution is growing worse. Single-use plastic bottles and bags, food packaging, fishing nets and biosolids are turning the world’s oceans, seas and beaches into tragic wastelands. Microplastics from artificial clothing fibers and microbeads in personal care products add to the devastation. Plastic is everywhere. Bottled water, grocery bags, shower curtains, garbage… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Privacy International report claims European websites sell mental health information to advertisers and fail to meet GDPR

A new study by the charity Privacy International (PI) claims that popular health websites in Europe routinely share users’ mental health information with advertisers, data brokers and large tech companies. The charity analysed more than 136 popular web pages related to depression in Germany, France and the UK, using the open-source tool webxray to identify… Read More »

Bayer floats animal health merger with Lilly spinoff Elanco: report

Bayer’s for-sale animal health unit has been stirring up interest among private equity players—but the German pharma may have another buyer in mind. The company has approached Elanco, spun off by Eli Lilly last year, about a potential tie-up between the two, Reuters reports, citing three unnamed sources. Elanco currently holds the animal health market’s… Read More »

Novartis’ slow-rolling Kymriah wins coverage in Japan at $305K: report

After snagging the first Japanese CAR-T approval in March, Novartis has won the go-ahead to sell its groundbreaking med, Kymriah, under the country’s national insurance system. And that gives the brand a chance to boost lagging sales. The Central Social Insurance Medical Council of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved coverage of… Read More »