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More than half of children are dehydrated
More than half of children and adolescents aren’t drinking enough water, and even mild dehydration can cause headaches, irritability, poor physical performance and reduced cognitive functioning, a new...
Stomach acid drugs increase risk of heart attack
Antacids that help ease digestion and gut problems also increase the risk of a heart attack, new research has discovered.
20 per cent now taking more than five drugs a day
Around 20 per cent of adults are taking five or more pharmaceuticals a day—but nobody has assessed the side effects and reactions to this chemical cocktail, a leading scientist has warned.
Upset tummy could be caused by the water we drink, not the food we eat
The recent spate of upset tummies could be caused by viruses and bacteria from sewage getting into the public water supply.
Check your teeth to assess your heart attack risk
Want to know your chances of a heart attack? Check your mouth for any lost teeth: if you have five or more missing, your risk could be as high as 140 per cent.
Painkillers are behind most murders and mass killings, say researchers
Pharmaceuticals are often behind the mass horror killings in schools and public places, a new study has confirmed.
Pilots and crew sue airlines over toxic cabin air
Seventeen pilots and cabin crew are taking legal action against airlines after they said they had been poisoned by contaminated cabin air.
Cancer is now the major killer (of men and in the UK)
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the major cause of death—but only among men living in the UK. Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death in women.
New contraceptive pills increase risk of serious clots four-fold
The newer generation of contraceptive pills raises the risk of VTE, or serious blood clots, by 400 per cent.
The hype, and hope, of immunotherapy
Whenever there’s the hope of a miracle cure for cancer, the world’s media goes into a frenzy, and this week it’s been for immunotherapy.
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