Paracetamol doesn’t help beat the common cold
Many of us reach for the paracetamol or ibuprofen when we have a cold or sore throat—but neither of the remedies works. And inhaling steam doesn’t do much either, other than increasing your risk of a...
Endometriosis caused by ‘banned’ pesticides
Endometriosis—where the lining of the uterus attaches to other organs, and which may cause infertility—can be triggered by pesticides. They increase the risk by up to 70 per cent.
Exercise as good as drugs for keeping you alive after heart disease
Exercise can be as good as drugs for keeping you alive after you’ve suffered one of the life-threatening conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke or heart failure, a major new study...
Blueberries are still a superfood, even after baking
Blueberries are one of the ‘superfoods’—but their health-giving qualities change when you bake them in a pie or eat them in a muffin.
MMR causes fevers and fits, US agency admits
The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine causes fever and fits in around 2.5 per cent of children vaccinated, a US government agency has admitted.
Radiotherapy linked to fatal heart disease
Women who have radiotherapy for breast cancer also run the risk of developing heart disease that can be fatal, a new study has found.
Saturated fats don’t cause heart disease—they help prevent it, leading specialist says
Medicine has been getting it wrong for more than 40 years: saturated fats from foods such as dairy and red meat don’t cause heart disease, they help prevent it, a leading heart specialist has said thi...
Just-in-case aspirin may do as much harm as good, say researchers
Older people are advised to pop an aspirin a day as part of their health regime, but they aren’t being told that side effects are common, and include stroke and stomach bleeding.
The new medicine: how light helps fight MS and infections
Multiple sclerosis (MS), blindness and life-threatening infections are all being successfully treated with a new light therapy. Phototherapy, which uses near-infrared (NIR) and blue light, could one...
Drinking coffee halves risk of liver cancer
Drinking coffee every day reduces your chances of developing liver cancer. Three cups a day halve the risk of HCC, or hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer.
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