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Manufacturers of infant and toddler formula and drinks have been accused of misleading families into buying their "unnecessary and unsuitable" products in a damning new report.
Such is the healing power of the mind that placebo pills—'dummy' tablets that have no active chemical ingredients—are helping cancer survivors overcome fatigue, one of the worst conditions they have to endure after treatment has finished.
Many of us may have suffered a heart attack without ever knowing it and yet lived to tell the tale without ever taking any medication. Around 63 per cent of heart attacks (myocardial infarctions, or MIs) are never picked up in routine examinations, a new study has discovered.
After a mass shooting, people often suspect the perpetrator was on some medication that could have pushed him over the edge—and they could be right. Even everyday over-the-counter painkillers change the way the brain functions, and reduce empathy to others, a new study has discovered.
Pay-outs for medical blunders have reached such a peak that they represent around 60 per cent of the UK's annual spend on healthcare. If the full £65bn compensation is paid to the families, the National Health Service (NHS) could be bankrupted, doctor groups have warned.
Around a quarter of small children suffer from an atopic disease, such as eczema, asthma or a food allergy—and a group of researchers suspects the pertussis (whooping cough) element of the DTP vaccination could be to blame.
Replacing 30 minutes of sitting for some simple everyday activity, such as walking, housework or even standing, can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart. This one simple change reduces your chances of a fatal heart attack by 24 per cent, a new research study has discovered.
If you're starting to forget where you left your keys, start eating Indian curries. And if that's not to your taste buds, supplement with curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, which is the spice that gives the curry its yellow colour.