Health

McDonalds to close 700 stores

McDonalds to close 700 stores

Fast food giant McDonalds is planning to downsize rather than supersize this year as it announced plans to shut 700 stores due to falling profits. It had originally planned to shut 350 branches in 2016, but has now doubled that figure to 700. According to a report that appeared in the Washington Times, both McDonalds and Coca-Cola are reevaluating their[Read More...]

Protesters across the world march against Monsanto

Protesters across the world march against Monsanto

Activists from across the globe have protested against Monsanto, citing concerns about the impact of its genetically modified products on human health. Protesters from more than 500 cities and 50 countries across the world took to the streets last Saturday and called for a ban on the worldwide sale of its biotech and agrochemical products. Another reason for the demonstrations[Read More...]

Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Parents that choose to give their children packed lunches instead of opting for meals cooked by the schools may face fines under new arrangements put in place by some schools. Some parents are being charged £1.80 every day for the privilege of allowing children to eat their own packed lunches. Squeezed budgets have been given as the reason for introducing[Read More...]

Johnson and Johnson fined over carcinogenic talcum powder case

Johnson and Johnson fined over carcinogenic talcum powder case

US judges have ordered the pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a deceased woman who claim that her cancer was caused by the talcum powder. This latest court case representing Jackie Fox of Birmingham, Alabama, was part of a broader claim in the city of St. Louis circuit court involving nearly[Read More...]

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

A clinical drugs trial in France has ended in tragedy after five people were hospitalised with serious neurological complications and one was left brain dead. It has been reported that 90 people were administered the drug, which has not yet been named. The French Health Ministry has since stopped the drugs trial and recalled all of those volunteers who took[Read More...]