MEDICINE

Just one milkshake triggers the start of heart disease

  How many high-fat meals and drinks do you have to consume to trigger the start of heart disease? The bad news is that just one milkshake will do...

Routine vaccines protect only for 10 years or so

  The routine childhood vaccines are not as effective as we've been assured. An "imperfect vaccine" is partly to blame for the gradual rise in cases of whooping cough...

Opioid epidemic fuelled by doctors who 'forget' they've written a...

The opioid epidemic—which has turned millions of people into addicts—has been fuelled by doctors who have forgotten just how many prescriptions they have written out to patients, a new survey...

Medicine has no answers to low back pain

  Medicine has few solutions for low back pain, a problem that's so prevalent that it's reckoned almost every adult will suffer from it at some point in their...

Heart attack victims more likely to survive if cardiologist is...

  People who are treated in hospital for a heart attack are more likely to survive if the top cardiologists are away. Leading cardiologists tend to...

The pill increases stroke risk ten-fold in some women

  Why is it that many more women than men suffer a stroke? One factor is the contraceptive pill, which doubles the stroke risk in women who suffer from...

Chronically depressed low in amino acid arginine

People suffering from chronic depression are low in arginine, the amino acid found in turkey and chicken, soybeans and peanuts, a new study has discovered. But it's...

Dummy placebo pills help cancer patients overcome fatigue

Such is the healing power of the mind that placebo pills—'dummy' tablets that have no active chemical ingredients—are helping cancer survivors overcome fatigue, one of the worst conditions they have...

More than half of heart attacks never detected

  Many of us may have suffered a heart attack without ever knowing it and yet lived to tell the tale without ever taking any medication. Around 63 per...
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