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PROZAC DOES NOT WORK SAY SCIENTISTS

Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists.

Analysis of unseen trials and other data concludes it is no better than placebo.

ANTIDEPRESSANT BENEFITS NOT AS JOYFUL AS HOPED

Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

DOCTORS TOLD TO STOP GIVING ANTIBIOTICS FOR COLDS

UK Doctors are to be told to stop prescribing antibiotics for coughs, colds and sore throats because over-use of the drugs is fuelling the spread of killer hospital superbugs.

BROCCOLI MAY HELP BOOST AGING IMMUNE SYSTEM

Eat your broccoli! That's the advice from UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body's immunity, which declines as we age.

ZINC REDUCES COMMON COLD SYMPTOMS

Zinc acetate lozenges taken within 24 hours of developing symptoms of the common cold reduce the duration and severity of symptoms, according to a report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

THE DO-IT-YOURSELF ASPARTAME EXPERIMENT

A FEMALE RAT DEVELOPED A MAMMARY TUMOR SO LARGE SHE OFTEN USED IT AS A PILLOW...

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence of aspartame’s danger to human health it remains in 6,000 food, drink and medicinal products.

CHINESE WOMAN FOUND TO HAVE HALF A BRAIN

DIGGER'S SIGHT RESTORED BY NECK MANIPULATION

HRT DOES NOT PREVENT DEMENTIA

The long-term use of estrogen or estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy does not reduce the risk of dementia, according to findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

DEPRESSED PEOPLE MORE PRONE TO ALZHEIMER'S

People with depression are more likely to later develop Alzheimer's disease, according to two studies published on Monday, and one team said that chronic stress may damage their brains.

LOW INSULIN INCREASES ALZHEIMER'S RISK

Impaired insulin response appears to be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to findings from a long-term population-based study conducted in Sweden.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND ALZHEIMER'S RISK

High cholesterol levels in your 40s may raise the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study underscoring the importance of health factors in middle age on risk for the brain ailment.

THE LINK BETWEEN DEMENTIA AND CENTRAL OBESITY

PROBIOTICS REDUCE INFECTIONS IN TOP ATHLETES

Athletes can be vulnerable to infection .

Probiotic supplements reduce the number and length of infections suffered by long-distance runners, Australian research has found.

BREAST FEEDING REDUCES RISK OF DEVELOPING DIABETES

Breast-fed babies appear to be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes when they reach adolescence, according to findings published in the medical journal Diabetes Care.

ABNORMAL GUT BACTERIA MIX IN BABIES PREDICTS OBESITY

The mix of bacteria in a baby's gut may predict whether that infant will become overweight or obese later in life, a new study suggests.

TEENAGERS SKIPPING BREAKFAST LINKED TO OBESITY

Teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to be obese than those who eat a morning meal, according to a finding that researchers say may be linked to rising obesity among adolescents.

EXPERTS LOBBY GOVERNMENT OVER GM CROP FEARS

It is now legal to plant genetically modified (GM) canola in much of Australia, but a large group of concerned scientists, nutritionists and doctors is trying to convince the Federal Government to stop the seeds from ever being sown.

BLIND MAN SUDDENLY SEES AGAIN

Doctors aren't quite sure how it happened, but a Dubuque man can see clearly after being blind in one eye for more than a decade.

It happened after a trip to the chiropractor.

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

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