MEDICINE

Standard hormone therapy makes prostate cancer life-threatening

A standard hormone treatment for prostate cancer can sometimes cause the cancer to spread or recur, researchers have found. Androgen-targeted therapy (ATT) is routinely used on the...

MS: a solution is just round the corner

How multiple sclerosis (MS) gets triggered is a mystery—but new research suggests that it starts in the gut (just as everything else seems to). If so, the discovery opens the...

Cell phone radiation could explain diplomats' mysterious illness

The safety of microwave ovens and cell phones has been thrown into question by a scientist who has been reviewing the so-called 'sonic attacks' that caused mysterious illnesses among American...

Doctors miss most cases of heart failure

Doctors are failing to spot the vast majority of cases of heart failure which are instead being picked up only when the patient finally gets emergency care. Just 36 per...

Acts of compassion help cancer patients live longer

Cancer patients live longer, or even reverse the condition, if their vagus nerve is stimulated, which can be done through meditation, yoga and compassion and gratitude, a new study has...

Saturated fats guard against heart disease, top cardiologists told

The world's leading cardiologists have been told that the advice they've been handing out for 30 years about heart health is wrong: far from causing heart disease, saturated fats from...

Docs still prescribing same levels of opioids

Doctors are unfazed by the epidemic of opioid abuse that has destroyed families and communities—they are still prescribing the painkillers at the same rate as before, a new study has...

Cannabis is a powerful cancer fighter

Medical cannabis isn't just an effective painkiller. It's also a powerful cancer fighter, tripling survival rates, say researchers who hope it can be introduced into cancer clinics 'almost immediately'. ...

'Mind tactics' on doctors are tripling opioid prescribing

Tactics from the world of behavioural science are being used on doctors to encourage them to prescribe more drugs, such as statins, opioids and the flu vaccine. ...
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