Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why … Continue reading

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Ben Goldacre: What Doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

This Video is well worth a look.

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Autism & Gut Bacteria

Children with autism appear to have a characteristic chemical signature in their urine which might form the basis of an early diagnostic test for the condition. The finding also adds weight the hypothesis that substances released by gut bacteria are … Continue reading

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Eating Cherries can help with Gout

Eating cherries can reduce the risk of gout attacks, a study has suggested. US researchers found patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not. The … Continue reading

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Gene flaw linked to Low Back Pain

Scientists have identified a gene flaw linked to disc problems that are a common cause of lower back pain. The UK study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, looked at 4,600 people and found the PARK2 gene was linked … Continue reading

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Medication overuse Headaches

Up to a million people in the UK have completely preventable ┬ásevere Headaches caused by taking too many painkillers, doctors have said. They said some were trapped in a “vicious cycle” of taking pain relief, which then caused even more … Continue reading

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Fish Oils help stop muscle atrophy in the Elderly

Moderate exercise, and a regular intake of oily fish fatty acids, keeps elderly immobility at bay, a study suggests. Findings of a recent trial show that women aged over 65 who received omega-3 fatty acids gained almost twice as much … Continue reading

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