Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods
Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchers Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchers Ian Sample Science editor Wed 7 Feb 2018 13.00EST Share on Twitter View more sharing […]
Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk, experts warn
Impact of one daily cigarette on risk of heart disease and stroke greater than previously thought Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk, experts warn Impact of one daily cigarette on risk of heart disease and stroke greater than previously thought Nicola Davis @NicolaKSDavis Last modified on Wed 24 Jan 2018 18.50EST Share […]
Antidepressants: Please, PLEASE, do not just abandon your meds!
Despite what you may have read in the furore surrounding Johann Haris new book, its very dangerous to stop antidepressants without professional advice Brain flapping you may have read in the furore surrounding Johann Haris new book, its very dangerous to stop antidepressants without professional advice Dean Burnett @garwboy Last modified on Thu 25 Jan […]
Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?
In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, […]
I just want to cut it off: the weight-loss patients who no longer fit their skin
Bariatric surgery is a highly cost-effective way to lose life-changing amounts of weight but the NHS rarely removes the excess skin that is left behind. Desperate patients are now crowdfunding their operations while struggling with anxiety, depression and identity issues When Haze Atkin passed the 32kg (5st) mark on her weight-loss programme, something strange began […]
Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, new study shows
Low-calorie diet caused remission in 90% of trial patients who lost 15kg or more, even those who had been diabetic for six years, say researchers A radical low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, even six years into the disease, a new study has found. The number of cases of type 2 diabetes is soaring, […]
Excitement as trial shows Huntington’s drug could slow progress of disease
Hailed as enormously significant, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntingtons genetic mutation A landmark trial for Huntingtons disease has announced positive results, suggesting that an experimental drug could become the first to slow the progression of the devastating genetic illness. The results have been […]
A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the worlds richest nation Los Angeles, California, 5 December You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight […]
Animal agriculture is choking the Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron
Film-maker James Cameron and environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron writes that to preserve Americas majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations leaders must be pressed to address foods environmental impact Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about foods environmental impact risks taking something very intimate away from us. In […]
Portugals radical drugs policy is working. Why hasnt the world copied it?
The long read: Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use bankers, university students, carpenters, […]