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Spiritual healing does work, independent study confirms

Spiritual healing does work. It can dramatically improve symptoms of both IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), an independent study has concluded. It even...

Curcumin eyedrops reversing glaucoma

Curcumin—the wonder ingredient in turmeric that has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties—could reverse glaucoma, the eye disease, a new study has discovered. Curcumin eyedrops can stabilise the problem...

Schoolchildren suffering memory problems from using their cellphones

Teenagers are always using their cell (mobile) phones—but the radiation from the devices could be affecting their memory and their ability to study at school, a major new study has...

CT scan quadruples brain tumour risk

CT (computed tomography)—the wonder-scans that produce a 3-D image of the body—can quadruple the chances of brain cancer, a new study has discovered. Patients who are exposed...

Fish oils don't protect against heart disease (but then they...

For the third time in as many years, a major research group has concluded that fish oil supplements don't protect against heart disease or stroke—and, in the same week, another...

Do fatty foods cause heart problems?

It's like it never happened. Despite the billions spent on low-fat foods and drinks and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, researchers have confirmed that full-fat milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter won't do...

OCD could be caused by lack of sunlight

OCD? It could be because you're living in the northern hemisphere and you're not getting enough sunlight, a new study suggests. People suffering from OCD (obsessive compulsive...

Want to live to 110? Get to 105 and you...

Want to be a supercentenarian (that's living to 110)? Get to 105 and you probably will. Although it seems counter-intuitive, your odds of dying when you reach that great age...

Antidepressants and CBT aren't working for stress and anxiety

'Proven' treatments for chronic depression and anxiety—such as SSRI antidepressants and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)—don't actually work, a follow-up study has established. Although the therapies appeared to...
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