EU clashes with Big Pharma to make drugs cheaper – POLITICO

The EU wants to give European consumers access to more medicines, faster and at lower cost — and he fights with the pharmaceutical industry in the process. A draft plan to overhaul EU pharmaceutical laws – a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO — would see the European Commission take away the benefits currently … Read more

Reduce your risk of dementia by spending time in nature

Comment this story Comment Richard Sima will return next week. Spend time in nature – even as little as two hours a week – has been linked to several health benefits. It seems to support healthy aging and has been linked to improved cognitive function, blood pressure, mental health, and sleep, among other things. Now … Read more

Horizon League offers mental health grants to member institutions

History links *released courtesy of the Horizon League* INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League, in conjunction with its Board of Directors, announced this week a historic investment of $550,000 of League resources to address mental health issues at each Horizon League institution. “Our student-athletes are often at higher risk for mental health issues than the average … Read more

The FTC Health Data Warning Shot

The FTC seeks to limit the use of health data in marketing. | PA “What they’re doing is sending a warning shot through the digital arc of the online advertising industry saying, ‘Hey, these things are unfair, we’re watching, and you shouldn’t be using this health information how it is used.’” Jeff Chester, Executive Director … Read more

New NIH Grant to Fund Alzheimer’s Disease Research | Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will use a unique combination of imaging techniques to study Alzheimer’s disease on a scale never before possible. Jonathan Sweedler, professor of biomedical and translational sciences at Carle Illinois College of Medicine and professor of chemistry, and Fan Lam, assistant professor of biomedical and translational … Read more

Everything you need to know about vegan, vegetarian and plant-based diets

People are embracing plant-based lifestyles in January for Veganuary, but what are the real benefits of a meatless diet? (File image) This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Contact a qualified healthcare practitioner before engaging in physical activity or making any changes to … Read more