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Doctors are getting shy about their links to Big Pharma. Only half have been prepared to admit to money they've received from drug companies.
We're told to eat less salt to keep our blood pressure in check. But a major new study is the latest to suggest the guidelines are just plain wrong. Blood pressure was higher in people who kept to the 2.3 g of sodium (around 6 g of salt) recommended daily amount, and lower in those who consumed more.
It's something WDDTY has been pointing out for years: the 'clogged pipe' theory of heart disease is wrong. Instead, it's a problem of inflammation, and there are three important changes you need to make to your life to reduce your chances of getting the West's number one killer, say three heart experts.
Strawberries could slow the spread of breast cancer. It's already known that eating between 10 and 15 of them has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and now researchers are hoping the fruit could also be a treatment for the cancer.
Young and pregnant women are being warned not to take the epilepsy drug valproate—marketed as Epilim, Depakine, Depakote and Stavzor—because it's likely to cause birth defects in the newborn. 'Serious malformations' have been reported in up to 4,100 children born in France alone.
Your daily commute to work could save your life—provided you give up the train and car for walking or cycling, that is. A more active way of getting to the office can reduce your chances of heart disease or a fatal heart attack, and getting cancer.
It's European Immunization Week—but not everyone's celebrating. Protests are being planned around Europe as some EU countries, including Austria, consider making vaccinations compulsory.
Fish oils can help repair brain and eye cells that are damaged by a stroke, and neuro-degenerative and retinal diseases. The omega-3 fatty acids contain proteins that help the cells reprogramme themselves, scientists have discovered this week.