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When it comes to dietary advice, never read the headlines: you'll end up confused by the contradictory and conflicting announcements. The latest example is that a low-carb diet will shorten your life, but, surprise, surprise, it isn't that simple.
Doctors in the UK and the US are given cash pay-outs to prescribe more drugs—in the UK, doctors get up to 20 per cent of their annual income from these incentives. But the drugs don't work, and aren't helping the patient live a longer life, a damning new report has discovered.
Even if you don't take prescription drugs, you still might be. Low levels of pharmaceuticals have been discovered in drinking water in Pennsylvania, and researchers estimate that up to half the US population could be exposed.
Sugars from processed foods are an unsuspected cause of osteoarthritis (OA), researchers believe. And it isn't just down to obesity or being overweight: people who eat a lot of fast foods can develop the problem even if their weight is normal.
Spiritual healing does work. It can dramatically improve symptoms of both IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), an independent study has concluded.
Tactics from the world of behavioural science are being used on doctors to encourage them to prescribe more drugs, such as statins, opioids and the flu vaccine.