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Get an insight into what’s really going on in medicine and healthcare with the latest thoughts and opinions from our editorial team

Lynne McTaggart
February 26, 2024
Don’t shoot the messenger
The problem with being early messengers of information is that nobody believes them until it’s too late. And these days, they’re not just ignored…

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Bryan Hubbard
February 21, 2024
Why measles is back
Anti-vaxxers shouldn’t be blamed for the latest epidemic Infectious diseases are like economic cycles. They ebb and flow over time,…

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Lynne McTaggart
January 22, 2024
Chewing the fat—and more 
We are a civilization of terrible teeth. I say this with some personal knowledge, because with the exception of the four front teeth on the…

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Bryan Hubbard
January 17, 2024
I’m sorry, I’ll read that again
The good news about the HPV vaccine was actually bad news What’s not to like about the HPV vaccine? Not…

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Lynne McTaggart
December 5, 2023
Shredding wheat
In my mid-30s, I got ill with a range of multiplying symptoms: a bad gut, hormones causing havoc, eczema and…

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Bryan Hubbard
November 28, 2023
Not so random
New research into the Spanish flu outbreak puts a medical myth to bed Who gets ill? Anyone, says the doctor,…

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Bryan Hubbard
October 30, 2023
Chinese takeaways
The UK is starting to manipulate its own viruses after the Covid Wuhan leak Bryan Hubbard News just in from…

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Lynne McTaggart
October 17, 2023
C is for cure-all
In 1948, just three years after the end of the Second World War, an earlier pandemic than Covid gripped America.…

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Bryan Hubbard
September 26, 2023
Not so quiet on the Covid front
The young suffered unjustified consequences for Covid vaccines and lockdowns You may have seen the recent Oscar-nominated movie All Quiet…

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Lynne McTaggart
June 7, 2023
Healing the long-haulers
When Covid first struck, doctors around the world rushed to come up with a solution. Chief among them were a…

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Lynne McTaggart
May 16, 2023
Air and water
Camilla Sherr has an extraordinarily green thumb. When her mother’s apple tree became infested with moths, she and her husband…

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Bryan Hubbard
May 9, 2023
Relative risk makes a drug seem effective when it’s not
Ban All Relatives. Hope you like our new campaign and will join BAR in getting rid of them. No, we’re…

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Lynne McTaggart
April 19, 2023
Looking forward to…nothing
When Prozac was launched in 1987, this new breed of antidepressant, called an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), was heralded…

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Bryan Hubbard
April 17, 2023
The drugs are lovely!
Wicked World Update #4576: For years, Big Pharma has been able to go directly to America’s Joe and Jane Public…

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Bryan Hubbard
March 22, 2023
Masking the truth: face masks don’t block the Covid virus
In the murky world of medical research (slogan: The result you want, guaranteed to the highest bidder), the one shining…

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Lynne McTaggart
March 16, 2023
Is energy healing the future of medicine?
If we had a dollar for everyone who has written in to tell us about their amazing new “quantum device,”…

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Lynne McTaggart
February 24, 2023
How much does your diet contribute to your risk of cancer?
How much does your food contribute to your risk of cancer? The most comprehensive study of this question, carried out…

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Bryan Hubbard
February 23, 2023
Doctor who questioned the Covid strategy loses her license
After more than 30 attempts, the medical goon squad finally got their man (or, in this case, feisty woman). Dr…

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Lynne McTaggart
January 11, 2023
Medicinal mouthfuls
That food can cure illness isn’t exactly a new idea. More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates, considered…

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Bryan Hubbard
January 9, 2023
Doctors are the least likely to take their own medicine as it’s prescribed
You’re given a prescription for a drug.  The illegible handwriting of the doctor tells you to take one pill 43…

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Lynne McTaggart
December 7, 2022
On aging well
I’ve just returned from the US, where I saw a batch of my close American girlfriends, who are mostly my…

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Bryan Hubbard
November 24, 2022
There are parallels between Covid measures and totalitarian states
My wife and I recently came back from Prague, where we celebrated our wedding anniversary (our 32nd, as you ask).…

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Lynne McTaggart
October 26, 2022
Getting out of the way of the body
Michelle Slater was one of those no-hoper medical cases. She’d contracted Lyme disease and gone to every possible doctor. As…

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Bryan Hubbard
October 26, 2022
Do mothers need science to help them soothe a crying baby?
You might have believed the old saying that “mother knows best.” But think again, it’s complete tosh—women don’t know anything…

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