MEDICINE

Simple cold remedies are blocking cancer growth

  Who'd have thought it? Humble cold remedies that you can buy in the pharmacy are blocking the spread of cancer, researchers have discovered. The remedies,...

Benzos increase death risk by 40 per cent in patients

Benziodiazepines—or benzos—are routinely given to elderly patients to keep them sedated, but they're increasing the risk of death by 40 per cent, researchers have discovered. The drugs...

'Healthy' energy drinks cause kidney damage and hypertension

Energy drinks—which can contain eight times more caffeine than a standard cup of coffee—trigger a range of serious health problems, from stress, raised blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage, a...

Therapist says her business was almost destroyed by advertising watchdog

A therapist is fighting back after she says her business has been almost destroyed by rulings of the UK's advertising authority, the ASA, which used an enforcement officer who had...

Fats cause heart disease—but it's the ones from our gums,...

  Medicine has been quietly tip-toeing away from the cholesterol theory of heart disease that fats from our diet are to blame. Instead, it's the fats from...

Drink 3 pints of water a day to halve risk...

Women who suffer from frequent bouts of UTIs (urinary tract infections) should start drinking around three pints (1.5 litres) of water every day. It halves the chances of the problem...

Breast cancer caused by bacterial imbalance, and could be treated...

Medicine is slowly waking up to the relationship between health and the bacteria in our gut, known as the microbiome. But it's just got a whole lot more interesting still:...

Common plant more powerful than standard drugs to stop asthma...

  A common plant that can bought in most garden centres could stop even the severest and most distressing asthma attack in its tracks, scientists believe. And...

It's inflammation—and not cholesterol—that causes heart disease, major 25-year study...

  Heart disease has little to do with cholesterol levels (as we've been saying for the past decade or so), and everything to do with inflammation—and a...
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