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Amazon bar on hundred herbal products is ‘illegal’, says campaign group
Amazon, the online retailer, has pulled more than a hundred St John’s Wort products, the herbal remedy for depression, after it was approached by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...
The nine superfoods that should be in your daily diet
We’ve all heard about the superfoods—but which are the ones you really can’t do without? There are nine ‘superseeds’ and fruits that should be included in your daily diet, says the Institute of Food...
‘Big sugar’ hides data about tooth decay
We’re often told what big business and vested interests want us to hear (which is why alternative voices such as WDDTY are so vital).
Mammography gets it wrong up to 50 per cent of the time
Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram? Get a second opinion: there’s up to a 50 per cent chance it could be wrong.
Eating a Med diet halves your heart disease risk
People who eat a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, oil and fish—are far less likely to develop heart disease, provided they’ve followed it for 10 years.
A sense of purpose reduces the chances of heart attack or stroke
A sense of purpose and meaning lowers the risk of a heart attack or stroke, and also reduces your chances of needing coronary bypass surgery.
Radiotherapy for breast cancer raises risk for thyroid cancer
Women who have radiotherapy for breast cancer are far more likely to develop thyroid cancer within five years, a new study has discovered.
An onion a day keeps diabetes away
An onion a day could be a great way to treat diabetes. Extract of onion bulb lowers high blood glucose and total cholesterol levels, a new study has found.
New pneumonia risk warning about OTC drugs
They’re often available over the counter (OTC) and without a prescription, but they are fast becoming some of the most dangerous drugs around. The anticholinergics, which include hay fever tablets and...
You’re more likely to suffer a stroke if you sleep too much
The Goldilocks Effect seems to apply to a few things, and now even to the amount of sleep that’s good for us. Sleep less than the optimum seven hours a night and you increase the risk of heart diseas...
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