In today’s papers there is a flurry of stories about a new ‘study’ linking vitamins with cancer. Here’s what you need to know about these reports: There is no study.
Curcumin, the well-researched active ingredient in turmeric, can help reduce pain, inflammation and muscle damage from intense exercise
Mindfulness-based cognitive training (MBCT) – which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – can help prevent relapse of major depression
Regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms, prized in traditional Asian medicine for their health-giving properties, can help improve immune function, say US researchers
Regular light or gentle exercise such as yoga may provide the same benefit, in terms of reducing your risk of heart disease, as more vigorous physical activities
This is a scrumptious fruit compote is great added to porridge or yoghurt for a super antioxidant-packed boost
Life’s too short – but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s 9 things you can do to live longer – and healthier
There are so many skin healthy foods that can help you look more radiant it’s hard to choose just a few; here are just 10 our absolute favourites.
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Side effects? Adverse effects!
Whatever you choose to call them, they are on the rise…
The label on the average commercial drug product lists 70 different potential adverse effects. In a study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that with more commonly prescribed drugs the number of listed adverse effects averaged around 100. The 2011 study ,which involved analysis of more than 5,600 drug labels and more than half a million labelled effects found that a single label listed as many as 535 adverse reactions. The number of potential adverse effects of modern medicine can overwhelm doctors trying to weigh the risks and benefits when prescribing a medicine.
And it’s not good news for patients either!