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What happens after you fracture your shoulder? You put your arm in a sling, of course—and it seems that's all you need to do. Just using a sling can heal the fracture as effectively as major surgery, new research has discovered.
Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, is a natural cancer killer—and the list of cancers it can combat keeps on growing. The latest is bone cancer, and the spice could be particularly effective against osteosarcoma, the second most lethal cancer among children.
The most common—and the deadliest—cancers are not being researched by independent scientists, which is blocking the introduction of innovative, and non-chemo, therapies into mainstream treatment.
A common blood pressure drug can cause diverticulosis, a bowel problem that affects many elderly people.
Buy high-quality vitamins—the inexpensive brands probably won't do a thing for your health, new research suggests.
Patients are usually given a sedative such as a peripheral nerve block before an operation—but listening to music could be just as effective.
Around 7 percent of older people will suffer a 'silent stroke' after surgery, and this doubles their risk of cognitive decline—possibly leading to dementia or Alzheimer's—within a year.