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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

Bryan Hubbard
March 28, 2011
The superficial science
Philosophy is the art of asking the difficult question, and it is the engine room of most of the sciences.…

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Lynne McTaggart
March 1, 2011
Fixing the fat police
We are fat and getting fatter by the day.Several years ago, Johns Hopkins University did a study showing that, if…

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Lynne McTaggart
February 1, 2011
Healing thoughts
The biggest headache for any drug-company executive is the placebo, or ‘sugar pill’, used in controlled trials to show that…

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Lynne McTaggart
January 4, 2011
Only connect
Nearly a year ago, Hollywood was shocked when actress Brittany Murphy, just 32, died from pneumonia, which she contracted after…

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Bryan Hubbard
December 6, 2010
Mass-production medicine
By the early years of the 20th century, mass production processes were being refined. Soon, factories would produce thousands upon…

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Lynne McTaggart
November 30, 2010
Medicine in the raw
Our dog Ollie, as a small, tricolored Cavalier King Charles spaniel, was bred by royal decree and born with a…

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Lynne McTaggart
November 2, 2010
Ghostly medicine
All of us at WDDTY are shaken to the core by the recent disclosures that most studies in the medical…

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Bryan Hubbard
October 1, 2010
What is natural?
I was recently asked by a health symposium to write something along the theme of ‘What is natural?’ Here is…

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Lynne McTaggart
September 27, 2010
Mind medicine
Dr Bruce Moseley, an orthopaedic specialist at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, was convinced of the powerful effect of the…

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Lynne McTaggart
August 31, 2010
The damaged brain
Just occasionally, I come across a doctor willing to break the conspiracy of silence on the damage caused by their…

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Lynne McTaggart
August 2, 2010
Not my problem
In 2002, WDDTY learned of plans within the European Union to radically restrict natural medicine across all member countries, starting…

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Lynne McTaggart
June 28, 2010
The kindest cut
In these austere times, President Obama’s Congress and the fledgling UK coalition government are casting around furiously for ways to…

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Lynne McTaggart
June 1, 2010
Strange bedfellows
It’s reassuring to think that there are big organizations out there so wedded to our best interests that they are…

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Lynne McTaggart
May 4, 2010
Double trouble
Early in my career, I worked in the editorial department of a newspaper syndicate in New York, editing a variety…

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Bryan Hubbard
April 7, 2010
The couch potato’s charter
Couch potatoes rejoice! As of today, you don’t have to eat those five portions of fruit and vegetables every day…

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Lynne McTaggart
March 29, 2010
Monkeying with the truth
The US and UK governments and the press are exulting in the recent highly public hanging of Dr Andrew Wakefield,…

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Lynne McTaggart
March 1, 2010
Asking the obvious
Someone finally bothered to ask the question: does breast screening work? The answer is a damning and resounding no, as…

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Lynne McTaggart
February 2, 2010
A prescription for old age
Most of us assume that if we’re lucky enough to exceed our threescore and ten-the Biblical estimate of our lifespan-we…

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Lynne McTaggart
January 4, 2010
Detox: the fingerprint principle
January-that month of atonement for many Christmases past-is the time of year that healthfood shops look forward to their best…

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