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Nearly 500,000 Americans died after taking a prescription drug in 2015, according to cases reported to the US National Poison Data System. By comparison, no deaths were recorded for vitamins, minerals or nutritional supplements.
The practise of medicine may go back thousands of years—but only last week a doctor has discovered a ‘new’ organ in our digestive system which may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are being reversed solely by diet—essentially a Paleo diet. The non-drug approach has been successful in 80 per cent of children who’ve been put on the special diet.
Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of family and friends, a new study has found. Instead of seeing more doctors, patients should be encouraged to interact with their social network in a ‘five-step ladder’ of support.
Women who take omega-3 supplements when they’re pregnant reduce the chances of their child developing asthma by a third, a new study has found.
Regular screening to catch cancer early may be good medical practice—but it doesn’t apply to prostate cancer. Men who are never screened are living as long as those who have annual check-ups, researchers have discovered.
We all know that the student’s diet is poor—and it shows: the average student puts on an extra 10 pounds (4.53 kg) over his or her time at university and college, and many who were overweight become obese during their years of study.
Women are more likely to survive breast cancer if they have a strong social network of friends and family—but those who are more isolated are twice as likely to die from the disease.
Our gut is much smarter than we realise—and could determine the state of our mental health. The micro-organisms in the gut—known as the microbiome—influence mood and anxiety, and could even cause chronic problems such as depression and bipolar disorder.