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Bread

Here’s another reason to eat fresh food: a new study shows that people who eat more highly processed foods such as chicken nuggets and instant noodles have a higher risk of cancer. It’s long been known that eating fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains lowers...

Cold Open Water

A man who suffered constant pain after surgery cured it by taking a plunge in cold open water. The man’s case has been reviewed by doctors who suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy. The 28-year-old man who...

flu patients

The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent the last 12 days at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, fighting the flu. Because of his chronic...

Illegal Teeth Whitening

A number of beauticians in London are performing illegal teeth-whitening procedures, which can leave patients in crippling pain if they go wrong. One place was secretly filmed by London using illegal levels of the hydrogen peroxide at a strength of 25%. The maximum legal strength...

7 Foods A Cancer Fighting

If you have a family history of cancer or just want to lessen your cancer risk, you can take control of your health wth simple lifestyle changes. The food you choose to eat can either support your body and strengthen your immune system or wreak havoc on your cells and cause oxidative...

Human Handheld device

Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say the feat, detailed in the journal Nature Biotechnology, opens up exciting possibilities for using genetics in routine medicine. It is a far cry from the effort to sequence the...

US Flu

More Americans are seeking medical care for flu than at any time since the “swine” pandemic of nearly a decade ago, say US health officials. Thirty-seven children have died and nearly 12,000 patients have been admitted to hospital nationwide. The outbreak could surpass...

Vitamin C

It might be an essential nutrient, but vitamin C is water soluble – meaning your body doesn’t make or store it and you flush out the excess daily, via pee. This means you need to eat vitamin C daily, which is really easy since the daily recommended intake is low, only...

Vitamin C

There are lots of popular “remedies” that promise to cure or shorten the common cold. But experts say most don’t live up to the hype. Vitamin C and echinacea have not been found to help cold sufferers. Limited research shows that zinc and garlic might help, but...

Persian shallot

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could...