RESEARCH

The one cause of depression that is 'scientifically proven'

What causes depression? Although it's an enigmatic problem, researchers say they have uncovered the 'strongest evidence yet' that obesity is one trigger. It's the psychological impact of...

Fasting can reverse type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is very treatable. It can be reversed with a healthy diet—and also by intermittent fasting, researchers have discovered this week. Fasting for 24 hours...

Viagra can cause permanent eye damage

Viagra may help your love life, but it isn't so good for your eyesight. Taking too much of the drug could permanently damage the retina and affect the way you...

Gum disease linked to Alzheimer's

Long-term gum disease could be a trigger for Alzheimer's, new research suggests. The bacteria from poor teeth and gums help form the plaques in the brain that are associated with...

Antibiotics raise risk of heart disease and cancer

Although antibiotics can be life-saving drugs, they also raise the risk for a range of other serious chronic conditions, including heart disease and some cancers, new research has found. ...

Avoid this painkiller that increases heart risk, researchers warn

There are plenty of painkillers you can buy in the pharmacy—so make sure it's not diclofenac, marketed as Cataflam and Voltaren. The drug increases the risk of a heart attack...

'Independent' researchers have shares in drug companies they're testing

Independent drug trials aren't always quite so independent. Researchers are still not revealing the pay-outs they're getting from drug companies whose drugs they are testing—and in some cases they even...

Aspirin-a-day doesn't help people at 'moderate' risk of heart attack

People who have a 'moderate' chance of a heart attack or stroke are advised to start taking an aspirin a day—but it doesn't reduce the risk, and there's a greater...

Reducing air pollutants bigger benefit than curing breast cancer

Cleaning up the air we breathe—and especially in polluted regions of India and China—would have a bigger impact on improving health and longevity than finding a cure for breast and...
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