Medical trials are extremely expensive things to set up, which is why it's the drug companies who 'sponsor' most research, and then naturally expect to see a positive result. Fair enough, we say, after all, if you pay a mechanic, you expect your car...
Q My life is being made hell by hot flushes and night sweats. I am 50 years old and reluctant to take HRT. And now all the herbs have been discredited. Can you recommend any natural ways to combat the menopause? - S.T., via e-mail
There are two types of farsightedness: hyperopia and presbyopia. Hyperopia, where the eye is shorter than usual, is a condition you’re born with, but which gets worse over time. Presbyopia is where eye muscles become rigid and the eye lens is less...
Re WDDTY vol 13 no 11 and the news story about the heart-protective effects of red wine: this is now out of date and perpetuated by wine makers and people who want to continue to enjoy their wine.
Everyone knows they should exercise - but how much is enough to provide any benefit? The good news, according to a new study from Yale University, is that a little can go a long way,
I am one of the thousands of casualties of the gym. There was never a point where I felt the moment of injury - just a sudden realisation last February, while walking our dog Ollie on the common, that I was no longer able to walk without limping. An...
Are there effective remedies for bursitis/tendonitis? I began losing use of my shoulder joints over two years ago. A little while later I developed an aching sensation on the inside of my elbow j ...
After the season of cheer and beer,
Comes champagne and the New Year.
You’re sailing high, you’re feeling bold.
A fortnight later, you feel queer,
Somehow lose your immune veneer.
You start to sneeze, you’re suddenly old,
Your year begins with a bl
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
The common view is that regular, intense workouts are the only path to fitness. In this special report, WDDTY explodes the greatest myths about exercise and puts forward the evidence for how best to exercise safely.