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Drink less alcohol for a healthy heart

800x600 Alcohol may be good for you, according to some studies—but drinking less is even better, new research suggests. People who cut down on the booze improve their heart health, and see their body-... more »

Patients taking wrong dose because they can’t read the label

800x600 People may be overdosing on prescription drugs because the instructions are so poorly printed on labels that they are misreading them. The print on the label on bottles and capsules is often t... more »

Vasectomy raises prostate cancer risk 10 per cent

800x600 Men who have had a vasectomy are more likely to develop prostate cancer, and the more aggressive form that is likely to kill. The procedure increases the overall risk by 10 per cent, and the c... more »

Gum disease aggravates IBS

800x600 IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers should check the health of their teeth. Oral bacteria on gums and teeth can make the problem flare up, a new study has found. Oral streptococci bacteri... more »

ADHD drugs never tested for their safety or effectiveness

800x600 There are around 20 drugs for treating ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder) in children—but their long-term effectiveness, safety or even the adverse reactions they may cause were ne... more »

Twice the goodness in organic fruit and veg, new study says

800x600 You get twice the nutritional goodness when you eat organic fruits and vegetables, a new study has found. The pesticide-free produce have up to 69 per cent more antioxidants than non-organic v... more »

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