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Young and pregnant women are being warned not to take the epilepsy drug valproate—marketed as Epilim, Depakine, Depakote and Stavzor—because it's likely to cause birth defects in the newborn. 'Serious malformations' have been reported in up to 4,100 children born in France alone.
Your daily commute to work could save your life—provided you give up the train and car for walking or cycling, that is. A more active way of getting to the office can reduce your chances of heart disease or a fatal heart attack, and getting cancer.
It's European Immunization Week—but not everyone's celebrating. Protests are being planned around Europe as some EU countries, including Austria, consider making vaccinations compulsory.
Fish oils can help repair brain and eye cells that are damaged by a stroke, and neuro-degenerative and retinal diseases. The omega-3 fatty acids contain proteins that help the cells reprogramme themselves, scientists have discovered this week.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)—often described as psychological acupressure—can help protect servicemen from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they return home from the horrors of war.
Everyone knows that exercise can help prevent a heart attack—but, if you're still unlucky enough to suffer an attack, being active increases your chances of surviving.
As if the cholesterol-heart disease theory wasn't discredited enough, a new study into a group of people who'd suffered a heart attack discovered that all of them had 'average' cholesterol levels.
Young people on 'fad' dairy-free diets are being urged to introduce milk and cheese back into their lives because their calcium levels could become perilously low—but they're not being told that the mineral is also in green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds.
In the end, it always seems to go back to the gut and how healthy it is. Diabetes is another disease that can be prevented if we have plenty of 'good' bacteria in our intestines, researchers have discovered this week.