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People are being diagnosed with depression with a simplistic point-scoring questionnaire that was developed by the drug company that has some of the leading antidepressant brands, and so is most likely to benefit from a diagnosis and prescription.
Eating a handful of nuts every week should form part of every cancer survivor's diet. Nuts—and especially tree nuts such as hazelnuts, chestnuts and walnuts—reduce the chances of the cancer coming back.
Osteoarthritis isn't an inevitable disease of older age—it can be avoided with a healthy diet and exercise. And it's not even a 'wear and tear' problem, but a metabolic one that's caused by the body's inability to process a poor diet.
Eating yoghurt every day and taking vitamin D supplements can protect women from developing osteoporosis after the menopause. Men can also maintain their bone health as they get older by following the approach.
There's something seriously wrong with our drug approval processes. One in three drugs that pass all the usual checks before being given a licence are unsafe, and are causing serious—and sometimes deadly—health reactions in patients.
Common pesticides that are sprayed in parks and gardens are affecting children and their ability to cope in school. The effects are short-term but serious, and include a sudden inability to concentrate, a loss of hand-eye co-ordination and behavioural problems, and especially a lack of self-control.
The DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine could be doing more harm than good, say researchers who have only recently discovered that children who were vaccinated in the 1980s were five times more likely to die.
New 'breakthrough' drugs are often being allowed onto the market as safe and effective treatments with minimal evidence—and drug companies are failing to provide any good research even five years after the drugs have been approved, a new study has found.
Just one brisk walk a day can counteract the bad health effects of sitting around for much of the day. Even just 10 minutes of physical activity that requires some exertion could be enough to avoid heart disease, say researchers.