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Friday 11 March 2011
Thursday 30 December 2010
Thursday 16 December 2010
A man whose partner is accused of murdering their two children is facing jail after using hypnotism and violence to sexually abuse a girl.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Flying from India to attend the Battle of Ideas festival last month, I spoke on the panel of a lively debate entitled “Alternative medicine: the pros and cons”, where I outlined the reasons why I oppose alternative and complementary medicine.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Thursday 24 June 2010
To sceptics of alternative medicine, it will come as a surprise. Applying magnets to the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers helps them understand what is said to them. The finding by Italian scientsts, who conducted a randomised controlled trial of the treatment, suggests that magnets may alter "cortical activity" in the brain, readjusting unhealthy patterns caused by disease or damage. The study was small, involving just 10 patients, and the results are preliminary.
Monday 31 May 2010
Scientists have identified a mechanism which explains why acupuncture can be effective at relieving pain. Researchers found that adenosine, a natural compound with painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties, is produced in tissues where needles are inserted.
Monday 31 May 2010
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A javan rhino, one of the world's rarest large mammals, has been found shot dead with its horn chopped off in a national park.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
People who are terrified of the dentist could be helped by acupuncture, research published today suggests.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
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- 2 Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 'Swivel-gate': David Cameron goes to war with the press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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