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Zinc is one of the key minerals for preventing cancer and stopping its spread. It singles out cancer cells and blocks their growth, researchers have discovered.
It's never too late. People who take up a healthy diet in their middle age—and even up to the age of 75—can start seeing massive health benefits, such as weight loss and lower body fat, and all that that implies, such as reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Drug regulators knew an epilepsy drug could cause birth abnormalities if a woman took it while she was pregnant, but didn't alert the public for more than 40 years, a safety review has heard.
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) spends just £92,000 a year on prescriptions for homeopathic remedies. Despite this very low amount—when sceptics had claimed that the therapy costs the taxpayer millions of pounds—the remedies may soon be withdrawn on the NHS.
A common plant that can bought in most garden centres could stop even the severest and most distressing asthma attack in its tracks, scientists believe. And it could be more powerful than the current range of asthma drugs.
Antidepressants don't just increase the risk of suicide—people taking the drugs are 33 per cent more likely to die from any cause, including heart attack, stroke and even organ failure.