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Chinese remedy shows promise for rheumatoid arthritis

A traditional Chinese remedy may work as well as a widely used drug to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. And using both treatments together may work better than using either on its own.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes joints to become painful, stiff, and swollen. It happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the linings of the joints, making them inflamed.... read more

Apr 15, 2014

No evidence that homeopathic treatments work

There’s no reliable evidence that homeopathic treatments help any illness, according to one of the biggest reviews of homeopathy so far.... read more

Apr 10, 2014

Flu drugs not as effective as first thought

A ground-breaking study calls into question the benefits of commonly used drugs to treat flu. Its findings suggest that oseltamivir and zanamivir may not reduce the chance of having serious problems from flu or of spreading the virus to other people. ... read more

Apr 10, 2014

Depression is common after critical illness

People who survive a life-threatening illness that needs intensive care are three times more likely to suffer from depression than people in the general population. ... read more

Apr 08, 2014

Eating beans and pulses may lower cholesterol

Eating a diet rich in beans and pulses, such as chickpeas and lentils, may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.... read more

Apr 07, 2014

Hearing aids improve speech and language skills

The earlier children with hearing loss start using hearing aids the more they could improve their speech and language skills, a study suggests. ... read more

Apr 04, 2014

Most children with eczema don't outgrow symptoms

Most children with eczema continue to have symptoms into their 20s, a study shows. This calls into question earlier research suggesting that many children outgrow this common skin condition.... read more

Apr 03, 2014

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