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20/11/2018 - Common substances may reduce bowel polyp risk
Both aspirin and fish oil can improve the prospects for people at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to the findings of a major UK study published today. More

02/11/2018 - Provisional guidance restricts medicinal cannabis use
Medicinal cannabis became legal for prescription in the UK yesterday – but clinicians have been given strict provisional guidelines on its use. More

31/07/2018 - Cannabis medicine hope for pancreatic cancer
Researchers have hailed a “remarkable” research finding that could have a significant impact on people being treated for pancreatic cancer. More

20/07/2018 - Diet, but not supplements, prevents cancer - studies
A healthy diet may help prevent cancer – but some supplements and alternative therapies offer no benefits, according to a series of studies reported today. More

02/05/2018 - MDMA may benefit PTSD
The banned drug MDMA could be a useful addition to the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers say today. More

20/03/2018 - Complementary GPs reduce antibiotic use
GPs who have training in complementary therapies enjoy some success in limiting use of antibiotics, according to an analysis published today. More

09/08/2017 - Web aids binge eating disorder care
Internet-based support can effectively help reduce the severity of binge eating disorder, German researchers have reported. More

06/07/2017 - Vitamins D3 and D2 have different nutritional values
The nutritional values of the two types of vitamin D are significantly different, according to British researchers today. More

26/06/2017 - Cannabinoids effective for migraine treatment
Cannabinoids are as effective as other treatments for migraine attacks, an Italian study has revealed. More

21/06/2017 - Plan to boost access to animal therapy
A national protocol is being devised for the use of animal therapy in health care, it has been announced. More

15/05/2017 - 'Little clinical benefit' for vitamin D supplements
Vitamin D supplements provide little clinical benefit for older adults, unless they have a significant deficiency, a new report has revealed. More

17/02/2017 - Vitamin that relieves schizophrenia symptoms
High doses of B vitamins can effectively reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia, researchers at Manchester University reported last night. More

16/02/2017 - Study backs vitamin D to prevent infection
Low levels of vitamin D may help explain the spread of colds and flu during the winter, according to a major international research project published today. More

02/12/2016 - Foxglove leaf tea sends woman to A&E
A woman nearly died after mistakenly brewing foxglove leaves in a herbal tea, doctors revealed today. More

28/10/2016 - Pregnant women need tailored vitamin D supplements
Vitamin D supplements are not always effective for pregnant women, a study that was published last night has shown. More

14/10/2016 - New backing for e-cigarettes
Experts have repeated their backing for e-cigarettes being used as an aid for giving up smoking. More

13/10/2016 - Cannabis may thin bones
People who are heavy users of cannabis face loss of bone density and potential risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study. More

07/10/2016 - Dangers of natural remedy for child disability
An infant with autism developed hypercalcaemia after being fed "holistic supplements" prescribed by a naturopath, a doctor reports today. More

03/08/2016 - Pre-Olympics sport supplement crack-down
Dozens of sports supplements sold in the UK contain unauthorised medicines - although the numbers may be reducing, regulators announced today. More

06/06/2016 - Iron to be tested for heart failure
A major clinical trial will test if injections of iron supplements could ease the symptoms of heart failure, it was announced today. More

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