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Homeopathy improves fatigue and pain of cancer patients ten-fold

Homeopathy dramatically improves the mental and physical well-being of cancer patients who are being treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, a major new study has discovered. more »

Why apples and green tea prevent cancer and heart disease

We all know that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, and drinking green tea, is great for us, but scientists have this week discovered that apples and the tea in particular can prevent cancers, heart attacks and stroke—and how they do it. more »

Half of US adults taking an aspirin a day when they shouldn’t

More than half of all American adults are taking an aspirin every day—even though they are going against medical advice. Only people who have already had a heart attack or stroke should be taking the drug. more »

Vitamin E the vital nutrient for preventing Alzhiemer’s

It could be the ultimate brain food. Vitamin E is the vital nutrient that’s needed to keep the brain healthy and prevent Alzheimer’s—and it’s the one that most of us don’t get anywhere enough of in our diet. more »

Paracetamol makes us emotional zombies

It’s been a bad few days for the painkiller paracetamol. Not only doesn’t it help ease the pain of a bad back or arthritis—two of the main reasons it’s used—it can also make zombies of us by dulling our senses and emotions. more »

86 per cent of children with measles had been vaccinated

The MMR vaccine is back in the news. Australian parents will lose their welfare benefits if they don’t vaccinate their children, while up to 86 per cent of children who caught measles during the ‘Disneyland outbreak’ in California last December were vaccinated, a new study has revealed. more »

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