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An industry-funded movement is afoot to put healthy women on bone-thinning and heart-risky drugs to prevent cancer. Celeste McGovern investigates the conventional advice and better alternatives.
It’s the sugar from carbs—not the fats from meat—that cause heart disease, and now doctors are finally beginning to agree
Leyla Mehmet swapped steroids for Chinese herbs to treat her daughter’s severe eczema, with amazing results
Aromatherapist Andrea Butje offers her favourite recipes to eliminate pain of all varieties
E-cigarettes were supposed to be the ‘safe’ way to wean yourself off tobacco. But, as Cate Montana learns, vaping comes with a new set of dangers
People living in a village in the UK have won a 17-year fight to get a mobile phone mast removed after they suspected it had caused the death of five residents from cancer.
Following on from a report last week that painkillers don’t help with low back pain, researchers have found that a tailored exercise programme undoes many of the bad habits of poor posture that caused the problem in the first place.
Health warnings about salt have been overdone, an influential expert panel has concluded. The real safe upper limit is more than double the level that health guardians are currently recommending.
People often turn to painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have low back pain—but the drugs don’t work and could cause unwelcome side effects. In other words, the risks outweigh the benefits, a new study has found.
The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates