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Antioxidant supplements—and especially vitamin E—can combat mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is linked to ME/chronic fatigue, diabetes, bipolar disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study has discovered.
How many high-fat meals and drinks do you have to consume to trigger the start of heart disease? The bad news is that just one milkshake will do it, say researchers.
The routine childhood vaccines are not as effective as we've been assured. An "imperfect vaccine" is partly to blame for the gradual rise in cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the US over the past 30 years, while the mumps shot has left a third of children between 10 and 14 vulnerable to infection.
A California judge has ruled that coffee shops like Starbucks must start displaying warning notices that the drinks can cause cancer—so does that mean you should give up on your favourite morning brew?
Problems with pharmaceuticals—including new illnesses or deaths they can cause—are adding $528.4bn to the US's annual healthcare costs. It represents 16 per cent of the total annual spend, say researchers.
The opioid epidemic—which has turned millions of people into addicts—has been fuelled by doctors who have forgotten just how many prescriptions they have written out to patients, a new survey has revealed.
Car and lorry exhaust fumes could be responsible for around a quarter of cases of asthma in children—and this nearly doubles when air pollution in general, which would include chemicals and smoke from industrial plants, is factored in.
Fibromyalgia has been in the news after it forced pop star Lady Gaga to cancel her world tour—but her fans may still have seen their favourite singer if she had taken up tai chi, the slow-motion movement exercise, a new study has found.
Medicine has few solutions for low back pain, a problem that's so prevalent that it's reckoned almost every adult will suffer from it at some point in their lives. Strong painkillers, injections or surgery are overkill, and doctors are not allowed to suggest alternatives, such as acupuncture, that might work better, a major review has concluded.