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Med diet reverses metabolic syndrome and early-stage heart disease

A Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil or nuts may be able to reverse metabolic syndrome, a condition that affects a quarter of all people worldwide. Symptoms include large waist circumferen... more »

Alternative treatments may be used on childhood cancers

The European Medicines Agency is prepared to look at alternative treatments for rare cancers—including all childhood cancers—after it heard that conventional medicine has no answers. Alternative and i... more »

Autism ‘caused by MMR using human fetal cell lines’

The explosion in autism has been caused by the introduction of human fetal cell lines in the manufacture of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccines, a major new study has concluded. Before 1987, when the... more »

Car pollution a major risk factor for fatal heart attack

People living close to a busy major road are more likely to die from a sudden heart attack because of the pollution the cars generate. Those living closest to a busy road are most at risk, say researc... more »

Broccoli sprouts reduce worst symptoms of autism

Some of the worst behavioural patterns of autism can be minimised by eating broccoli sprouts. A chemical from the vegetable helps autistic children to interact better, and improves their verbal skills... more »

Eating fruit could have the Jobs effect on your mental sharpness and creativity

Fruit may well have contributed to the mental sharpness and creativity of the late Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. And it’s not just Jobs who benefited: any of us who regularly eat fruit that is ric... more »

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The Medical Detective - Dr Gaier's casebook Kitchen cupboard remedies For helpful natural remedies, look no further than your kitchen, says Harald Gaier I received many encouraging emails from readers in response to my previous column, ‘Urban Medical Myths’. Thank you t...