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Some good news about red wine this week: it could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases of the upper respiratory tract and lungs, such as bronchitis, asthma, middle ear infections and lung diseases—and, used carefully, it could also be a way of defeating depression.
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.
If you’re struggling with insomnia, the answer to a good night’s sleep might have more to do with what’s going on with your digestion, says sleep expert Shawn Stevenson
Vitamin K could be a safe and effective alternative to the standard drugs for fragile bones, says Joanna Evans
How does a simple natural treatment like exercise stack up against powerful drugs for depression? Joanna Evans investigates