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Foods that fight asthma

Most people with asthma turn to inhalers or steroids to control their condition, but a number of simple foods and supplements can end your wheezing forever, says Dr Leo Galland

An eye opener

Want to keep your eyesight sharp into old age? Look to antioxidants, says Harald Gaier

Bring me sunshine: How I beat eczema

As a child, Rahul Sharma’s eczema was so bad he had to be hospitalized for weeks at a time.

Ginger vs drugs for nausea

Can ginger curb nausea and vomiting just as well as drugs for the problem? Joanna Evans investigates

Immunotherapy: hype or hope?

Immunotherapy is the new hope for treating cancers and other diseases—but a series of deaths has raised questions about its safety

Latest news

NEWS Cure for Crohn’s disease comes closer after link to fungus discovered

September 26th 2016

A cure for Crohn’s disease—the debilitating inflammatory bowel problem—came a step closer this week after scientists identified a fungus that plays a key role in its development.

NEWS Sitting around too long could be the death of you

September 26th 2016

Sitting around too long could be the death of us. According to a new study, sitting for more than three hours a day—which most of us do—is responsible for an average of 3.8 per cent of all deaths.

NEWS How to break the vicious circle of pain and insomnia

September 26th 2016

People who are in constant pain from conditions such as back problems, fibromyalgia and arthritis are in a vicious circle when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep: sleep helps them manage the pain, but they worry that the pain will keep them awake, and they’re more likely to sleep badly.

NEWS Codeine is a killer for the under-18s, warns new drug alert

September 21st 2016

The everyday painkiller codeine—which is also found in cough syrups—could be fatal when it’s given to children, a major new drug alert has announced. People most at risk are children under the age of 18 years and anyone who suffers from sleep apnea, or shallow breathing.

NEWS Fitness monitors don’t help you lose weight

September 21st 2016 /

We’ve all seen the serious jogger wired up to a fit watch or an arm monitor—but don’t envy them, the devices aren’t very useful. In fact, those who wear them lose only half as much weight as those who don’t keep track, a new study has found.

Latest features

FEATURE Foods that fight asthma

Most people with asthma turn to inhalers or steroids to control their condition, but a number of simple foods and supplements can end your wheezing forever, says Dr Leo Galland

FEATURE An eye opener

Want to keep your eyesight sharp into old age? Look to antioxidants, says Harald Gaier

FEATURE Bring me sunshine: How I beat eczema

As a child, Rahul Sharma’s eczema was so bad he had to be hospitalized for weeks at a time.

FEATURE Ginger vs drugs for nausea

Can ginger curb nausea and vomiting just as well as drugs for the problem? Joanna Evans investigates

FEATURE Immunotherapy: hype or hope?

Immunotherapy is the new hope for treating cancers and other diseases—but a series of deaths has raised questions about its safety

FEATURE Painkillers: the 14-day time bomb

Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers


FEATURE The vitamin laws after Brexit

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

The EU has adopted many laws that unfairly restrict our access to natural products, but, post-Brexit, here’s how the UK government could rewrite them, says Dr Robert Verkerk

Previous features

FEATURE Space age healing in your pocket

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5)

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

FEATURE The diet that starves cancer

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5) /

For 90 years, we’ve known that cancer feeds on sugar. And now two nutritional and naturopathic experts propose a new diet to starve a tumour.

FEATURE ‘How I beat ulcerative colitis’ – A hands-on approach

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5) /

After major surgery failed to fix her chronic bowel condition, Natasha Boojihawon was compelled to take her health into her own hands

FEATURE A fine balance – Exercise to regain your balance

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5) /

The greatest cause of hip fractures and other injuries as you age is loss of the ability to balance. Movement expert Anat Baniel offers some simple exercises to recover the art of maintaining control

FEATURE Natural vs Medical - Acupuncture vs sleeping pills for insomnia

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5) /

Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence

FEATURE Of mice, but not men

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5) /

Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.

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