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There’s been a major discovery about spinal cord injury—often seen as a life sentence—that opens up the possibility of a full recovery.
A placebo can be as effective as a drug for reducing lower back pain—even when the person knows he’s being given a dummy pill. Back pain patients who are told they’re taking a placebo still report a 30 per cent reduction in pain and disability.
Following on from the alert that codeine can be fatal in the under-18s, new research has discovered that other painkillers—the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac—increase the risk of heart failure.
Some doctors still believe that CFS/ME is mostly in the mind, a view that was supported by the influential PACE study. Now the researchers have been forced to reveal that they had inflated the figures
A cure for Crohn’s disease—the debilitating inflammatory bowel problem—came a step closer this week after scientists identified a fungus that plays a key role in its development.
A six-day course of Ayurvedic medicine—the traditional Indian approach, which includes diet, herbs, meditation, yoga and massage—can reduce the blood markers for inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.