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NEWS Safe salt levels are double those of current guidelines, say experts

February 15th 2017

Health warnings about salt have been overdone, an influential expert panel has concluded. The real safe upper limit is more than double the level that health guardians are currently recommending.

NEWS Air pollution—and not cholesterol—causing heart disease, say researchers

February 13th 2017 /

If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease (which it doesn’t), what does? The real culprit could be air pollution—from cars and industrial processes—as a major new study from China suggests.

FEATURE Preventing breast cancer

February 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 11) /

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.

FEATURE Fat Wars

February 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 11) /

It’s the sugar from carbs—not the fats from meat—that cause heart disease, and now doctors are finally beginning to agree

FEATURE The New Dangers of Vaping

February 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 11) /

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

NEWS Vitamin C cuts sepsis death rate by 500 per cent

January 30th 2017

Intravenous (IV) vitamin C can counter the deadly effects of sepsis (blood poisoning), which kills up to 60 per cent of sufferers, a new study has discovered.

NEWS It’s not all in the mind: meditation reduces physical markers of stress

January 25th 2017

Everyone knows that mindfulness meditation makes people calmer and reduces feelings of anxiety and stress—but the effect is also physical, and biomarkers are changing as well.

NEWS Diabetics shouldn’t skip breakfast

January 23rd 2017 /

People suffering from type 2 diabetes have problems controlling their levels of glucose, or blood sugar—but they can help the process by eating some protein at breakfast.

NEWS Doctors ignore a patient’s best healing agent—friends and family

January 4th 2017

Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of family and friends, a new study has found. Instead of seeing more doctors, patients should be encouraged to interact with their social network in a ‘five-step ladder’ of support.

FEATURE A sweet solution to Alzheimer’s

January 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 10) /

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.

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