Fats in our diet have been the bad guys for years—but not anymore. In the past year or so, scientists have discovered they don’t cause heart disease or artery damage, and now a new study has found the... more »
Breast screening for the over-70s does more harm than good. It doesn’t prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it does initiate over-diagnosis and over-treatment—and a great deal of unnecessary worry,... more »
A father in Northern Ireland is being held against his wishes in a psychiatric hospital and forcibly given antipsychotics—while held down by hospital staff—because he has protested against wi-fi in hi... more »
Tea and coffee are both supposed to be healthy drinks—but which is the healthier? According to one new piece of research, it’s tea, which reduces our risk of dying from any disease other than heart di... more »
Walking for 30 minutes every day is like a magic pill that protects against a range of chronic diseases and even prevents a premature death. It helps prevent obesity and diabetes, reduces the risk of... more »
Corticosteroid asthma inhalers restrict the child’s growth, especially in the first year after starting treatment. Children taking the drug grow around half a centimetre (quarter of an inch) less a ye... more »
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