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Parents are being invited to contribute to the product information that will be issued with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, including any risks, side effects and adverse effects their children may have suffered.
There’s been a major discovery about spinal cord injury—often seen as a life sentence—that opens up the possibility of a full recovery.
A placebo can be as effective as a drug for reducing lower back pain—even when the person knows he’s being given a dummy pill. Back pain patients who are told they’re taking a placebo still report a 30 per cent reduction in pain and disability.
Prostate cancer treatment ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) doubles the chances of dementia, a new study has discovered. It’s the standard treatment for prostate cancers that have spread—and doctors perhaps need to start looking for a safer alternative, say researchers.
Crohn’s disease or colitis—the life-destroying condition that is characterised by inflammation of the intestines—could be triggered by bacteria in the gut from a bout of food poisoning even years earlier.
It’s an urban myth that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, say researchers, drinking too much could even be fatal.
Jet-lag is a problem for most long-haul travellers—but trying to sleep it off when you arrive is probably not the best tactic. Instead, start eating meals at the same time the locals do, new research suggests.
Immunotherapy, the new cancer treatment that harnesses the body’s own immune system, has once again been described as a ‘game-changer’ after a new study has found it helped people with head and neck cancers live longer. But while anything is better than chemotherapy, it’s not quite the magic bullet that drug companies are claiming.