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Yoghurt protects against type 2 diabetes, say researchers

Eating one serving of yoghurt every day lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes by 18 per cent, a Harvard study has concluded. No other dairy product has the same beneficial effect. The researchers aren’... more »

Cancer charity reported to police for issuing false information

The UK’s major cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has been reported to the Metropolitan Police for being in breach of a recent law for “knowingly or recklessly providing false or misleading informati... more »

Doctors who question vaccination are being ‘forced out of medicine’

English doctors who may be ambivalent about vaccines are being weeded out of the profession by the ‘revalidation’ process, where they have to renew their licence to practice. Around 8,500 doctors have... more »

Century-old heart drug is a killer

Digoxin is a drug that’s been used for more than a century to control the heart rate in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular/fast heart beat)—but researchers have discovered only this week that... more »

Vaccines won’t protect our children, say 74 per cent of parents

Most parents don’t believe in the protective effects of vaccinations. According to one survey, 74 per cent of American parents said they would remove their vaccinated children from a daycare centre if... more »

Wheat intolerance? Processed breads are the real culprit, says researcher

Most people who think they have a wheat intolerance actually have an aversion only to highly-processed wheat products, a controversial new study suggests. In fact, unprocessed whole grain is good for... more »

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The Medical Detective - Dr Gaier's casebook Breathe easy this Christmas ‘Tis the season for many respiratory ailments, but dr Harald Gaier has a stocking full of natural solutions. Q I need an answer to a number of respiratory problems which regularly plague members of my...