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When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'

<b>Venom from a small snail could be used to develop a treatment for chronic pain, scientists from the US suggest.</b><p>Normally used to paralyse or kill its prey, the venom also contains a compound that appears to act as long-lasting pain relief.<p>In research on rats, the compound was still working three …

Pain

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

A new brain mechanism hiding in plain sight.<p>Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain …

Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

<b>A multiple sclerosis treatment being tested in patients can stop the disease for at least five years, say doctors.</b><p>The risky therapy involves wiping out the person's immune system with strong cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant.<p>Doctors say only some patients will be …

Medicine