Want to know if you’re at risk from a heart attack? Forget the BMI (body mass index), a measure based on your height and weight and, instead, use your waist-to-hip ratio. Scientists have found that this measure is by far the most accurate way to...
BAD SCIENCE So many studies, so many flaws A full one-third of American scientists have been found guilty of serious misconduct while undertaking medical research over the last three years. Their misdeeds have included the falsification of data...
BACK PAIN Let your physio do the talking
It’s now proven that whatever good a physiotherapist can do will be done in the very first visit - and that's likely to be the simple advice to stay active.
Just as orthodox medicine operates on received wisdom as to what's good for your health, so does alternative medicine. In our special millenium issue, WDDTY sorts out good claims from bad.
In June 1998, some 25 million Americans went from being a normal, healthy weight to being overweight overnight. Neither Haagen-Dazs nor Ben & Jerry's was implicated in the change.
Q I am 70 and healthy, but suffer from morning headaches. They are behind my right eye and last for up to two or three days. Paracetamol gives relief, but I would prefer not to use painkillers.
Keep Your Body-fat Percentage Low. Fat cells produce estrogen after menopause. The more fat you have, the higher your estrogen and therefore the higher your risk of breast cancer will be.