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Space age healing in your pocket

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

The diet that starves cancer

For 90 years, we’ve known that cancer feeds on sugar. And now two nutritional and naturopathic experts propose a new diet to starve a tumour.

‘How I beat ulcerative colitis’ – A hands-on approach

After major surgery failed to fix her chronic bowel condition, Natasha Boojihawon was compelled to take her health into her own hands

Natural vs Medical - Acupuncture vs sleeping pills for insomnia

Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence

Of mice, but not men

Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.

Latest news

NEWS ‘Neonic’ insecticides have killed off the bees, scientists confirm

August 29th 2016

The decline of the bee population has definitely been caused by insecticides that have been introduced in the last 20 years, a new study has concluded. Insecticides that contain neonicotinoids—which include household brands such as BabyBio, Provado and BugClear—have mainly been responsible.

NEWS Three lifestyle changes that reduce your Alzheimer’s risk

August 29th 2016

You can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by dealing with three factors when you’re younger: not getting overweight, exercising and eating a healthy diet. All three can protect the brain, say researchers.

NEWS You’re 20 per cent less likely to suffer heart disease if your parents made it to their 80s

August 29th 2016

We all know we’re more likely to live longer if we have good genes—but now researchers have put some numbers to it. For each decade your parents made it past their 70s, for instance, you’re seven per cent less likely to die from cancer and your risk of dying from heart disease is 20 per cent lower.

NEWS HRT can triple breast cancer risk

August 24th 2016

If you’re suffering through the menopause, think twice before you turn to HRT (hormone replacement therapy): it really does increase your risk of breast cancer. Women who take it for a long time triple their risk, a major new study has discovered.

NEWS Omega-3 fish oils protect the brain after a stroke

August 24th 2016

Taking omega-3 fatty acids after a stroke could help repair any damage to the brain, a new study suggests.

Latest features

FEATURE Space age healing in your pocket

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

FEATURE The diet that starves cancer

For 90 years, we’ve known that cancer feeds on sugar. And now two nutritional and naturopathic experts propose a new diet to starve a tumour.

FEATURE ‘How I beat ulcerative colitis’ – A hands-on approach

After major surgery failed to fix her chronic bowel condition, Natasha Boojihawon was compelled to take her health into her own hands

FEATURE A fine balance – Exercise to regain your balance

The greatest cause of hip fractures and other injuries as you age is loss of the ability to balance. Movement expert Anat Baniel offers some simple exercises to recover the art of maintaining control

FEATURE Natural vs Medical - Acupuncture vs sleeping pills for insomnia

Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence

FEATURE Of mice, but not men

Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.


Previous features

FEATURE The end of back pain

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

In this special issue of WDDTY, we offer a trio of articles to help you tackle back pain that results from our modern lifestyles. Biomechanist Katy Bowman offers the best positions for working at a desk, NeuroMovement® specialist Anat Baniel provides three exercises to combat sitting and our reporter Cate Montana investigates three new therapies that get to the root of the problem: faulty posture.

FEATURE ‘How I beat eczema’

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Frustrated with conventional treatments for her daughter’s severe eczema, Natalie Balmond decided to create her own remedy using natural ingredients—with great success

FEATURE Are you an apple or a pear?

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Medicine still relies on the BMI score to determine who is overweight or obese—but it’s not an accurate measure of health. Instead, whether you’re an apple or a pear is a better guide.

FEATURE Don’t let the fats spoil the cholesterol theory

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

There’s a joke that used to do the rounds of newspaper offices: don’t let the facts spoil the story. Medicine seems to have its equivalent version, with inconvenient truths being buried to safeguard a cherished theory.

FEATURE Hear, hear – Natural solutions for hearing loss

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

You don’t just have to put up with hearing loss, says Harald Gaier. Working out the cause could be the key to curing it.

FEATURE Natural vs medical - Omega-3s vs Ritalin for ADHD

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Could fish oils do a better job of treating ADHD than the powerful stimulant Ritalin? Joanna Evans investigates

FEATURE So you think you need knee replacement surgery?

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

Medicine claims a 95 per cent success rate with this operation. But the real situation is not so rosy.

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