If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.
We set cookies so you can manage your account and navigate the site, and to remember your cookie preferences so that you don't keep getting this message. To accept cookies, just keep browsing, otherwise use the links on the right to adjust your cookie settings or find out more.
For each day of Christmas, we’ve created an advent calendar of 24 alternatives with solid evidence of success in treating arthritis. Count down the days to being pain-free
Film PR guru Rebekah Smith suffered from debilitating fatigue for years. But a tailor-made diet programme gave her a second lease on life.
The new nasal flu vaccine has already been shelved in the US. Celeste McGovern investigates why you should be wary
The body’s first line of defence is the immune system, which wears out as we age. Noted integrated physician Rajendra Sharma explains how to rebuild the wall
Even though ‘silver’ fillings contain mercury, they were thought to be safe. But new research suggests that our gut converts the heavy metal into its most health-damaging lethal form
The health advice we’ve been given about avoiding saturated fats is just plain wrong: the fats—from meat, butter, cream and cheese—don’t raise the risk of heart disease and instead have a protective effect, a new study has concluded.
Around 5 per cent of women take an SSRI antidepressant when they’re pregnant—but the drug increases the risk of birth defects and still birth, a new study has discovered.
The elderly could reduce their risk of pneumonia and flu this winter by supplementing with vitamin E. Taking 50 mg of the vitamin every day reduces the risk by as much as 72 per cent, especially if you’ve been a smoker, a new study has found.
Common heartburn medications you can buy at the pharmacy increase the chances of a stroke. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, have already been found to raise the risk of a heart attack, kidney disease and dementia.
Prostate cancer could be far more prevalent than we’re told—and it’s because black men, who are three times more likely to develop the problem, are almost always excluded from research trials.
Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.
There’s a pill for every mental and psychological ill—from schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. The trouble is, say two leading psychologists, they don’t work.
No one knows how the five-second rule for dropped food came into being—but new research suggests that once food has hit the floor, it should be binned