Daily Archives: March 7, 2018
Experts remain split over whether it is worth taking supplements
Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, new research suggests, although experts are split over whether individuals should start taking supplements.
The vitamin plays an important role in the body, including in bone health and muscle strength and in preventing conditions such as rickets.
Related: Vitamin D may help to curb breast cancer, say scientists
Related: Should I take vitamin D every day?
Study raises concerns about National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which publishes guidelines for American oncologists
Guidelines for American oncologists often recommend expensive and harmful cancer drugs for patients based on “weak evidence”, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal.
Related: Cancer patients shed new light on rheumatoid arthritis
B.C. biologist Kyle Artelle and his team looked for 11 different indicators that those four basic principles — measurable objectives, clear evidence, transparency and independent review — were being used. …read more
Canada and Mexico could be temporarily spared from tariffs on some metals that will be part of a proclamation that President Donald Trump is expected to sign as early as Thursday.
The Washington Post reports the two North American nations would get a 30-day exception and that other countries may also enjoy exemptions from the tariff proposed on steel and aluminum imports.
Sources at the White House also said Trump’s controversial tariff plan could be put into action at a signing ceremony at 3:30 p.m. EDT (2030 UTC) Thursday.
Reuters quoted a senior U.S. official saying the measures would take place about two …read more