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Sticky plaques—which medicine has believed cause Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—are actually protecting the brain after infection, new research has found. This means that Alzheimer’s drug therapy for the past 30 years has been wrong.
Eating salt is bad for our heart, right? Wrong. Despite all the public health warnings, the very reverse seems to be true—salt could prevent a heart attack and stroke. Only people with high blood pressure (hypertension) need to mind their salt intake, say researchers.
Acupuncture can reduce hot flashes and night sweats in women going through the menopause, doctors have confirmed.
Family doctors in the UK are starting to hand out Chinese herbal medicine to women with persistent urinary tract infections (UTIs) as part of a major review of the therapy.
Official health advice to follow a low-fat diet is one of the biggest mistakes in modern medical history, partly fuelled by commercial interests, a major charity group has claimed. The diet, based on flawed science, has escalated the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, the very things it was designed to prevent.
Inflammation is recognised as playing a big part in many chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers—and now scientists have come up with five foods that can prevent it, and even reverse the process once it’s started.
If you think potatoes can be part of your five-a-day (or seven-a-day if you’re serious), think again. Eating them four times a week increases your chances of developing hypertension, or raised blood pressure, a new study has found.