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It’s an urban myth that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, say researchers, drinking too much could even be fatal.
Jet-lag is a problem for most long-haul travellers—but trying to sleep it off when you arrive is probably not the best tactic. Instead, start eating meals at the same time the locals do, new research suggests.
Immunotherapy, the new cancer treatment that harnesses the body’s own immune system, has once again been described as a ‘game-changer’ after a new study has found it helped people with head and neck cancers live longer. But while anything is better than chemotherapy, it’s not quite the magic bullet that drug companies are claiming.
E-cigarettes, or vaping, are supposed to be a safer option than the real thing—but they’ve been exploding, causing serious facial burns, and nobody is reporting the problem.
Tried psychotherapy and it didn’t work? Then try it again, but this time make sure it’s a morning session. Our levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps us cope with fear, are at their highest before lunch, and this could make a therapy session for anxiety, fears and phobias more effective.
The latest issue of WDDTY magazine highlights some of the dangers of the Pill—and a new study confirms it needs to be taken with caution. It raises the risk of depression, with teenage girls being the most vulnerable: they are 80 per cent more likely to be taking an antidepressant as well.
Some good news about red wine this week: it could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases of the upper respiratory tract and lungs, such as bronchitis, asthma, middle ear infections and lung diseases—and, used carefully, it could also be a way of defeating depression.
Mercury from amalgam dental fillings isn’t safe--it enters the bloodstream and affects the major organs, such as the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and the immune system itself, a major new study has confirmed.
Following on from the alert that codeine can be fatal in the under-18s, new research has discovered that other painkillers—the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac—increase the risk of heart failure.