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People often turn to painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have low back pain—but the drugs don’t work and could cause unwelcome side effects. In other words, the risks outweigh the benefits, a new study has found.
If you’ve got a cold or flu, don’t take one of the common painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen. The drugs increase the risk of a heart attack while you’ll snuffling.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain or depression, consider a course of acupuncture—it can super-charge any conventional medication you’re taking, researchers have discovered.
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.
The practise of medicine may go back thousands of years—but only last week a doctor has discovered a ‘new’ organ in our digestive system which may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are being reversed solely by diet—essentially a Paleo diet. The non-drug approach has been successful in 80 per cent of children who’ve been put on the special diet.
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.