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The manufacturer of a leading brand of painkiller has been accused of misleading customers in Australia. But how do people choose over-the-counter pain relief? There's a whole range of Nurofen products. There are Nurofen capsules, caplets and "meltlets".
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When new drugs are put on the market, clinical trials determine whether they perform better than inactive pills known as "placebos". Research shows that over the last 25 years the difference in effectiveness between real drugs and these fake ones has narrowed - but more in the US than elsewhere.
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Homeopathy has a proven track record of treating and preventing serious epidemic diseases. It’s used by governments for dengue fever, leptospirosis, epidemic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis epidemics, and, historically, for other serious contagious diseases.
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Over 3,000 idiots and counting. This is the intersection of Hanlon’s Razor with Clarke’s third law: any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
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Witchdoctors in Tanzania are defying a government ban announced on Friday, intended to stop the killings of people with albinism for ritual medicine. It comes days after the latest murder of an albino man in Tanzania brought the national death toll to at least 40 since mid-2007.
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Two thirds of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and a fifth of treatments for osteoarthritis were found to be ineffective by the researchers. ... Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation of the lining (synovium) of the joints. Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of protective tissue called cartilage in the joints. Inflammation results when the unprotected bones of the joint begin to rub together.

2009-02-10

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Scientists believe a common heart medicine may be able to banish fearful memories from the mind.

2009-02-16

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A boy treated with foetal stem cells for a rare genetic disease has developed benign tumours, raising questions about the therapy's safety...

2009-02-18

 cancer tumour medicine stem cell
Restless leg syndrome, social anxiety disorder, female sexual dysfunction, celebrity worship syndrome - it seems that a new illness is invented every week, covering every potential quirk in human behaviour. Is the human condition becoming a medical condition?

2009-03-30

 health hypochondria psychology medicine business
Here in the United States, some of our largest corporations are drug companies. In fact, as I've stated before, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the United States earn more money than the remaining 490 Fortune 500 companies...

2006-04-04

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These findings show tangible proof that plant-to-plant communication occurs on the ecosystem level. ... It appears that plants have the ability to communicate through the atmosphere.

2008-09-19

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A major advance in understanding the genetics behind several of the world's most common diseases has been reported. ... ... found new genetic variants for depression, Crohn's disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 and 2 diabetes. ... Many of the most common diseases are very complex, involving both 'nature' and 'nurture', genes interacting with our environment and...

2007-06-06

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