At his research clinic in Dallas, psychologist Jasper Smits is working on an unorthodox treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, including depression. It is not yet widely accepted, but his treatment is free and has no side effects.
There are fresh concerns about the safety of China’s food supply after the country’s largest meat processor was last week reported by CCTV, China’s state TV broadcaster, to have produced and sold pork tainted with a banned drug.
The death of a 14-year-old girl in England after she received a vaccination for Human Papilloma virus (HPV) has prompted a widespread freeze on the country’s national vaccination program. More than 1.4 million girls have received the vaccination in England since the National Health Service (NHS) started administering it in September 2008
A giant oil-trading company is offering to pay thousands of Africans a settlement after a contractor illegally dumped toxic waste in West Africa three years ago. The United Nations says the 2006 dumping in Ivory Coast killed 15 people and sickened about 100,000 others
A global commodities trading company says it is considering a settlement to legal claims that it is responsible for the deaths of 15 people and thousands of illnesses after 500 tons of toxic waste were dumped in the African nation of Ivory Coast. The Dutch company Trafigura said studies by 20 experts it has hired conclude that the chemicals did not harm anyone