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Honeysuckle tea protects us against flu viruses Health agencies are busy pushing the new flu vaccine ahead of the winter season of coughs and colds—but drinking honeysuckle tea or soup could do the job just as well, a new study has discovered. Hone... We survive death, major scientific study proves Something of us survives death, a major study has concluded. Near-death experiences (NDEs) and out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are real and happen when the body has physically died. Scientists have bel... Implants linked to rare breast cancer Breast implants may cause a rare type of breast cancer known as ALCL, researchers fear. ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) are usually found in the lymph nodes, but almost never in the breast. But... Montmorency cherries reduce gout pain Montmorency cherries can ease the excruciating pain of gout, a new study has discovered. They reduce levels of uric acid—which causes pain when it crystallises in the joints—and inflammation. The cher... Elderly at high risk of stomach bleeding when they take painkiller drug combo Common painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen increase the chances of stomach bleeding, as everyone knows. But the danger increases dramatically when they are taken with other drugs, and the risk i... Drugs trigger the most fatal allergic reactions Think of death from an extreme allergic reaction, or anaphylactic shock, and you probably think of nuts or even bee stings. But these are, well, peanuts, compared to the biggest allergen of them all—p... An apple a day helps fight obesity An apple a day doesn’t just keep the doctor away—it may also help you stay slim. Granny Smith apples in particular fight obesity and some of its worst effects, say researchers. The apples counteract p... Olive oil helps a damaged heart Olive oil can help prevent heart failure by making a damaged heart function more efficiently, a major new study has found. Oleate, a fat in the oil, helps the heart to contract and pump blood—and may... Antibiotics failing in up to 50 per cent of patients One in six courses of antibiotics fails to treat infections - and sometimes it’s as bad as one out of every two - suggesting the age of the ‘superbug’ is getting ever closer. The antibiotic failure ra... Talking therapy better than drugs for ‘social phobia’ Around 13 per cent of people suffer from ‘social anxiety disorder’ - they don’t like meeting people and they feel uncomfortable in new situations. It’s a condition that is invariably treated with anti...

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27 Jun 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Beyond your genes

When it comes to cancer, modern medicine is in firm denial. For all the triumphalism over the latest claims that approximately 50 per cent of people survive cancer for at least 10 years, the bald fact... more »

30 May 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Catching it early

It’s all over the newspapers.  Deaths from breast cancer have almost been halved, and the bow belongs to screening with routine mammography. So persuasive is the catch-it-early argument tha... more »

28 Apr 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)


Failing eyesight has become so closely associated with old age that medicine has applied a number of adjectives synonymous with ‘geriatric’ to conditions like ‘age-related macular de... more »

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Re: Tinnitis

hopefully you have since found an answer because i also have tinnitus so if you have had success please let me know what you tried thankyou -)) more »

15:27 | Health Conditions (butterfly)

Re: Omega 3 fatty acids and it...

Interesting, did you manage to get a reply from anyone?  I too take 2-3 a day as the benefits for me are priceless in other areas. if anyone can expand on this we would be grateful thanks. more »

11:02 | Hospital Reports (Roger Stimson)

Best and worst Hospital experi...

My worst hospital experience was age 5 when, despite actually fighting the nurse and my mother I was still forced to go in to have my tonsils out - then on awaking I had my face slapped (OK to make su... more »

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