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Inflammation causes depression?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 4 December 2011 // Posted by: Claire Mc Callion (@ClaireMcCallion) Source: Huffington Post Story: “Inflammation causes depression?” Summary: This article by Dr Andrew Weil was recently published on the widely read news blog ‘The Huffington Post’. Dr Weil’s website quotes itself as being ‘the premier resource for timely, trustworthy information on natural health and wellness, based on […]

Does Thanksgiving make your brain feel better?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 18 November 2011 // Posted by: Peter Floyd Source: Daily Mail Story: “Thanksgiving DOES pay off: Why our bodies and brains pay us back for being grateful” Summary: The article describes how the act of thanking people can directly trigger happiness. The (American) tradition of “Thanksgiving” is apparently very good for people as the act of thanking […]

Stroke “causes” change in sexuality?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 9 November 2011 // Posted by: Ciaran Murray Source: Daily Mail, The Sun, Huffington Post Story: “Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accident…wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser” Summary: When a 19-year-old rugby player had a stroke after a freak training accident he awoke from his coma with an extraordinary claim. He claimed […]

“Super” broccoli for cancer?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 4 October 2011 // Posted by: Roisin Moore Source: The Sun, Fox News Story: “Super broccoli to fight the big C” Summary: Super broccoli, or Beneforte as it is marketed, is the latest in the super-foods domain that claim special properties which can cure cancer. The product which we are told in the article went on sale in […]

Is acupuncture safe for kids?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 21 November 2011 // Posted by: Claire Mogan Source: CBS News, Fox News Story: “Is Acupuncture safe for kids?” Summary: The American Academy of Pediatrics has given acupuncture in children the go-ahead, after sixty years of research conducted. They reported that acupuncture is “generally safe for kids when performed by appropriately trained practitioners”. The report which was […]

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: Hannah Pearsall Source: Reuters, Press TV, ONLINE – International News Network Story: “Hypnosis, even in ‘real world,’ may help IBS” Summary: For those with particularly difficult cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), standard medical treatment tends not to alleviate discomfort. Studies since the 1980s have documented that with these difficult […]

Back for good?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 16 October 2011 // Posted by: Mary Duggan Source: Daily Express Story: “Back for good: How to beat crippling back pain” Summary: Everyone will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives according to spinal surgeon, Colin Natali, founder of a private clinic that treats back pain called Back2Normal.  According to Back2Normal, they offer an […]

Does oral contraception make you choose “Dads” over “cads”?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 12 October 2011 // Posted by: Barbie Source: Daily Mail Story: “Does the pill make you choose a boring lover? Scientists find women who take the contraceptive pick caring and reliable men” Summary: The article reports that scientists have found that women who take the contraceptive pills “ tend to choose reliable, caring and stead chaps […]

Yet another vaccination scare

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Julie Source: The Daily Mail, and others. Story: “Girl, 13, left in ‘waking coma’ and sleeps for 23 hours a day after severe reaction to cervical cancer jabs” Summary: After receiving a vaccination that would help protect Lucy Hinks from cervical cancer, her parents believe that it is was the cause […]

Mirror therapy for pain?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Kaitlin Hanley Source: Los Angeles Times; Huffington Post; Daily Mail; The Guardian Story: “Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain” Summary: A new study reported at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference suggests that mirror therapy, often used as treatment for those who have had an amputation, can also be effective in treating arthritis.  […]

Does buying a house accelerate ageing?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 4 November 2011 // Posted by: Kerry McCarthy Source: Huffington Post UK Story: “The Stress of House Buying Can Age You by Two Years” Summary: The article “The Stress of House Buying Can Age You by Two Years” is located in the health section of The Huffington Post UK. This article claims that after a study […]

Can dogs ‘smell cancer’?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 16 November 2011 // Posted by: Carlos Perez Source: Daily Mail Story: “The dogs that can detect cancer: Meet the four-legged ‘bio-detectives’ who are pioneering a health revolution” Summary: Dogs’ most powerful sense, their sense of smell, is commonly used in drug detection, human rescues, and so on. Now, a group of scientists claim that dogs […]

Do phones make you sick?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 9 September 2011 // Posted by: Aine Connaire Source: Daily Mail Story: “Mobile Phones could be ‘health time bomb’: More than 200 academic studies link use with serious illnesses” Summary: The article describes a recently published report which alleges that the British Government is underplaying the potentially huge health risks posed by mobile phones, especially to […]

Coffee: The new Prozac?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 26 September 2011 // Posted by: Lauren Fergus Source: Los Angeles Times Story: “Caffeine’s buzz chases away women’s depression” Summary: A recent news article in the LA Times has reported that a new research paper — “Coffee, caffeine and risk of depression among women” (published in the academic journal Archives of Internal Medicine) — reported […]

Is ’emotional acupuncture’ the answer?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 9 November 2011 // Posted by: Stephanie Brolsma Source: ExplorerNews.com Story: “‘Emotional acupuncture’ helps vets: Military veterans find relief from PTSD thanks to touch therapy” Summary: Many war veterans return from duty only to experience flashbacks of their time of service. These flashbacks are symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to the article, […]

High on traffic

November 29, 2011

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Dateline: 10 November 2011 // Posted by: Deirdre Metcalf Source: Daily Mail Story: “Car fumes are a mild narcotic that help us cope with city stress, claims scientist” Summary: Carbon monoxide (CO) is well known as an odorless, poisonous gas that is fatal to humans.  However, a recent study by Professor Itzhak Schnell of Tel Aviv […]

Can hypnosis help IBS patients?

November 28, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: KHeintz27 Source: Reuters, PressTV, The Daily Express. Story: “Hypnosis, even in ‘real world,’ may help IBS” Summary: The main point of this article was to explain that hypnosis might be able to help lower some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.  There have been a number of studies since the […]