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Turmeric – from the kitchen to the clinic

Turmeric contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which may account for its many medicinal benefits
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Medical group endorses some alternatives for multiple sclerosis

New official guidelines, published in the US, suggest gingko biloba, cannabis spray, reflexology and magnetic therapy can offer relief


28 March, 2014
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Previously ignored nutrient ‘essential’ for brain development

The non-essential amino acid, asparagine, found in both animal and plant foods, has been shown to be essential for normal brain development


26 November, 2013
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Stop! That test or procedure may not be necessary

An interesting new initiative is challenging both doctors and patients to start paying more attention to the concept of ‘evidence-based care’


4 March, 2013
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Doctors fail to disclose conflicts of interest online

When doctors post a tweet or a blog – shouldn’t they be obliged to say if a drug company if paying them to do it?


13 November, 2012
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Why we feel worse when our bodies are trying to get better

To fight invading pathogens, say scientists, the immune system takes a gamble that can sometimes leave us feeling worse before we feel better


22 March, 2012
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Patients poorly informed of the harm caused by screening tests

Patients should be fully armed with the facts – making sure they understand the benefits, the harms and the scientific uncertainties – before having routine screening tests


10 February, 2012
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Evidence based medicine – an increasingly meaningless phrase?

Experts say conventional medical research is sloppy and haphazard and relying on it can endanger patients lives


5 January, 2012