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It's been seen as one of the wonders of modern medicine, but percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)—more commonly known as balloon angioplasty because a balloon catheter or stent is used to widen a coronary artery—doesn't actually help the angina patient, a new review has discovered.
Natural medicine has known it a long time, and now conventional medicine is starting to agree: ginger kills cancer. A new study has demonstrated its effectiveness against ovarian cancer cells, and earlier research has shown it reverses breast, prostate, cervical, lung and colon cancers.
The epilepsy drug Epilim (sodium valproate) has caused physical and neurological abnormalities in 20,000 children in the UK alone—and a new study has discovered that the disabilities can be passed on to future generations.
The Paleo diet—which focuses on unsaturated fats and low-GI carbs—is the best one for older women who want to keep the weight off. It also reduces their chances of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease.
It's already been established that there's a connection between bad gum disease—known as periodontitis—and heart disease, and now new evidence suggests that people with gum problems are 24 per cent more likely to develop cancer.
Complementary and alternative medicine should be viewed in the same light as pornography, tobacco and gambling, a university professor has claimed, as they are all 'morally tainted'.
If you suffer from insomnia, writing a 'to-do' list for the following day just before you go to bed could help you get a proper night's sleep.
Women with the faulty BRCA gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and have been inspired by movie star Angelina Jolie to have a preventive mastectomy—but it's a step too far, new research suggests. They have the same survival chances as other breast cancer patients, even if they've had a mastectomy.
Tinnitus—a persistent ringing in the ear—is thought to be incurable, but two new technologies are being tested that could finally improve, or even reverse, the problem.