RESEARCH

Feeling lonely could be major cause of heart disease

Heart disease is still the biggest killer in the West—and loneliness could be one of its biggest causes, a new study has discovered. Loneliness—and especially feeling lonely—doubles...

Millions taking heart meds that are dangerous

Millions of people could be taking heart medication—such as statins and blood pressure drugs—that is too powerful, and possibly even putting their lives at risk, a new study has discovered....

Chemo doesn't benefit the breast cancer patient (but immunotherapy just...

Chemotherapy doesn't help the vast majority of women suffering from the most common form of breast cancer—but a new immunotherapy treatment just might. Although chemotherapy is routinely...

Baking soda—it should be part of our daily health regime

Instead of taking an aspirin a day, sipping some baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) should be part of your daily health regime. New research has found that a daily dose...

Lung cancer risk drops 'dramatically' five years after quitting smoking

Good news for ex-smokers: it's a myth your lungs never recover. In fact, your risk of lung cancer drops dramatically five years after quitting, researchers have discovered. ...

Poison centres get 29 calls a day for ADHD drug...

ADHD drugs for hyperactive children are in so many American homes now that the rate of misuse and poisoning is rising dramatically. Around 10,000 children a year—or 29 a day—suffer...

It's not fatty food, our arteries stiffen when our gut...

Arterial disease—where the arteries start to stiffen in the first stages of cardiovascular disease—isn't caused by eating fatty food. Instead, it's an inflammatory process that's triggered by the health of...

Don’t just count calories—where they come from makes a big...

The idea that all calories are equal is at the heart of many weight-loss programmes—but it's a myth. There's an enormous difference between a calorie in a sugar-sweetened drink and...

Drug companies fuelling opioid epidemic with bribes to doctors

Addiction to the opioid painkillers is now the most lethal drug epidemic in America's history—and it's being party fuelled by drug companies who are bribing doctors to hand out more...
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