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An industry-funded movement is afoot to put healthy women on bone-thinning and heart-risky drugs to prevent cancer. Celeste McGovern investigates the conventional advice and better alternatives.
It’s the sugar from carbs—not the fats from meat—that cause heart disease, and now doctors are finally beginning to agree
Leyla Mehmet swapped steroids for Chinese herbs to treat her daughter’s severe eczema, with amazing results
Aromatherapist Andrea Butje offers her favourite recipes to eliminate pain of all varieties
E-cigarettes were supposed to be the ‘safe’ way to wean yourself off tobacco. But, as Cate Montana learns, vaping comes with a new set of dangers
The exercise bike is one of the standard tests for assessing heart health, but it's so inaccurate that nearly half the people who end up having surgery don't need it.
Medicine has got it wrong about Alzheimer's disease for the past 40 years, the UK's new head of dementia research says. It's far more complex a disease than the idea it's solely caused by plaques in the brain.
Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.
The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates