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Space age healing in your pocket

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

The diet that starves cancer

For 90 years, we’ve known that cancer feeds on sugar. And now two nutritional and naturopathic experts propose a new diet to starve a tumour.

‘How I beat ulcerative colitis’ – A hands-on approach

After major surgery failed to fix her chronic bowel condition, Natasha Boojihawon was compelled to take her health into her own hands

Natural vs Medical - Acupuncture vs sleeping pills for insomnia

Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence

Of mice, but not men

Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.

Latest news

NEWS Researchers who claimed chronic fatigue is “all in the mind” forced to disclose data

August 22nd 2016

Researchers of a controversial study, which had effectively implied that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is ‘all in the mind’, have been forced by a tribunal to release their data so that independent researchers can assess their findings.

NEWS Couch potatoes are smarter? Discuss…

August 22nd 2016 /

If you’re a couch potato, you now have the perfect excuse: it’s because you’re smarter. People who lounge around are likely to have a high IQ, and are happy to be lost in their thoughts, a new study claims.

NEWS UK government carried out secret drug tests on young boys

August 22nd 2016 /

The UK government carried out a secret drug experiment on young boys in the 1960s, a BBC investigation has discovered. Government doctors gave the boys a powerful anticonvulsant—without parental consent—to see if it would improve their behaviour.

NEWS Pregnant women who take paracetamol more likely to have a child with behavioural problems

August 17th 2016

Many women take paracetamol (acetaminophen) for pain and fever when they’re pregnant, assured that it’s safe—but new research has discovered that it causes a range of behavioural problems, including hyperactivity, in the child.

NEWS Half of medical researchers don’t reveal conflict of interest with drug company

August 17th 2016 /

Around half of medical researchers don’t reveal a conflict of interest with the pharmaceutical company whose drug they are assessing. This could be direct payments or some benefit in kind which might influence the outcome of the study, say researchers.

Latest features

FEATURE Space age healing in your pocket

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

FEATURE The diet that starves cancer

For 90 years, we’ve known that cancer feeds on sugar. And now two nutritional and naturopathic experts propose a new diet to starve a tumour.

FEATURE ‘How I beat ulcerative colitis’ – A hands-on approach

After major surgery failed to fix her chronic bowel condition, Natasha Boojihawon was compelled to take her health into her own hands

FEATURE A fine balance – Exercise to regain your balance

The greatest cause of hip fractures and other injuries as you age is loss of the ability to balance. Movement expert Anat Baniel offers some simple exercises to recover the art of maintaining control

FEATURE Natural vs Medical - Acupuncture vs sleeping pills for insomnia

Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence

FEATURE Of mice, but not men

Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.


Previous features

FEATURE The end of back pain

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

In this special issue of WDDTY, we offer a trio of articles to help you tackle back pain that results from our modern lifestyles. Biomechanist Katy Bowman offers the best positions for working at a desk, NeuroMovement® specialist Anat Baniel provides three exercises to combat sitting and our reporter Cate Montana investigates three new therapies that get to the root of the problem: faulty posture.

FEATURE ‘How I beat eczema’

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Frustrated with conventional treatments for her daughter’s severe eczema, Natalie Balmond decided to create her own remedy using natural ingredients—with great success

FEATURE Are you an apple or a pear?

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Medicine still relies on the BMI score to determine who is overweight or obese—but it’s not an accurate measure of health. Instead, whether you’re an apple or a pear is a better guide.

FEATURE Don’t let the fats spoil the cholesterol theory

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

There’s a joke that used to do the rounds of newspaper offices: don’t let the facts spoil the story. Medicine seems to have its equivalent version, with inconvenient truths being buried to safeguard a cherished theory.

FEATURE Hear, hear – Natural solutions for hearing loss

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

You don’t just have to put up with hearing loss, says Harald Gaier. Working out the cause could be the key to curing it.

FEATURE Natural vs medical - Omega-3s vs Ritalin for ADHD

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Could fish oils do a better job of treating ADHD than the powerful stimulant Ritalin? Joanna Evans investigates

FEATURE So you think you need knee replacement surgery?

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Medicine claims a 95 per cent success rate with this operation. But the real situation is not so rosy.

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