Everyone admires Angelina Jolie’s courageous decision to have a double mastectomy after her mother had died from breast cancer—but did the doctors give her the best advice? Although the Hollywood film star inherited the BRCA1 and 2 gene, which apparently doubles her cancer risk, the statistics hide a truth that is not quite so frightening. more »
The annual flu jab is one of the great cons perpetrated on the public, says a leading academic, and is designed to drive up drug company revenues through a government-approved scaremongering campaign. more »
Kava could be the very best way to combat anxiety, says the world’s first major clinical trial into the plant’s benefits. While drugs have only a modest effect, kava dramatically reduces anxiety, and especially in more severe cases. more »
Worried about your kids eating junk food? Giving them omega-3 fish oil supplements could help protect their growing brains, a new study has discovered. more »
Antidepressant drugs appear to increase the chances of catching the killer C. difficile bug, which is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections. Two of the drugs—including Prozac—double the risk. more »
Three to four servings a week of tomatoes and tomato-rich dishes can help protect older men against prostate cancer, say researchers. more »
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