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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.
Type 2 diabetes is often described as a disease of insulin resistance and raised blood-sugar levels—but new research suggests the real cause could be more to do with our molecules. If true, the nutritional supplement L-carnosine could be all it takes to reverse the problem.
Eating plenty of omega-6 fatty acids—found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils—helps prevent premature death and protects against heart disease, a new study has found.
Despite the claims of the manufacturers, popular toothpaste brands don't prevent dental erosion or counteract teeth sensitivity.
Health campaigners have uncovered the full extent of Coca-Cola's dirty tricks campaign to deflect concerns about its products contributing to the obesity epidemic.
People who are treated in hospital for a heart attack are more likely to survive if the top cardiologists are away.