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NEWS Why SSRI antidepressants work only half the time

September 21st 2016 /

Antidepressants don’t work at all in up to half of the depressed people who take them—and now researchers think they know why, and it’s nothing to do with serotonin levels, which the drugs are supposed to raise.

FEATURE Ginger vs drugs for nausea

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

Can ginger curb nausea and vomiting just as well as drugs for the problem? Joanna Evans investigates

FEATURE Immunotherapy: hype or hope?

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

Immunotherapy is the new hope for treating cancers and other diseases—but a series of deaths has raised questions about its safety

FEATURE Painkillers: the 14-day time bomb

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers

FEATURE The vitamin laws after Brexit

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

The EU has adopted many laws that unfairly restrict our access to natural products, but, post-Brexit, here’s how the UK government could rewrite them, says Dr Robert Verkerk

FEATURE Back to basics: How I beat my chronic bowel condition

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

Tom Gardiner almost missed the birth of his first child thanks to a crippling chronic bowel condition. But with a diet inspired by the way we used to eat millions of years ago, he managed to turn his health around

FEATURE Magnesium: Magic bullet for your heart

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

The standard medical treatment for heart disease is a handful of pills with dangerous side-effects, but this multi-purpose mineral is the most potent pill of all

NEWS Dangers of world’s most popular slimming drug were hidden during safety trials

August 31st 2016 /

Alli (orlistat) is one of the world’s most popular slimming drugs—but just 3 per cent of its adverse reactions were published when it was going through its safety tests. Without these results ever coming to light, orlistat was approved as a safe and effective therapy in 1998.

NEWS Meditation is as effective as antidepressants

August 31st 2016 /

Mindfulness meditation is an effective alternative to powerful antidepressants. It can reduce levels of depression and stress as much as powerful drugs and psychotherapy, a new study has found.

NEWS UK government carried out secret drug tests on young boys

August 22nd 2016 /

The UK government carried out a secret drug experiment on young boys in the 1960s, a BBC investigation has discovered. Government doctors gave the boys a powerful anticonvulsant—without parental consent—to see if it would improve their behaviour.

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