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Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

— By Urte Laukaityte Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of “animal magnetism” in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. Patients, mostly women, are sitting around a large wooden tub filled with magnetic water,… Read More »

Science discovers we have an ‘inner salamander’ and can regrow cartilage in our joints

Scientists have discovered that humans have an innate or “salamander-like” ability to regenerate cartilage, which could lead to treatments for diseases such as osteoarthritis — and possibly provide a starting point for human limb regeneration. Published on Oct. 9 in Science Advances, researchers from Duke University in North Carolina and Sweden’s Lund University began by… Read More »

8 weight loss tips proven by science

Today the outgoing Chief Medical Officer has called for snacking to be banned on local trains and buses to tackle obesity. That might work but this is what really does work for weight loss The figures are staggering. Not only is Britain the fat man of Europe but it’s predicted half of men and a… Read More »

Science Based Evidence of Health Benefits of Herbal Teas

Individuals who enjoy the caffeinated boost that arises from consuming traditional teas and coffees could very well have a tendency to overlook the benefits of consuming herbal teas. Researchers now confirm the notion that herbal teas can provide a number of health benefits is no longer just folklore. The researchers have investigated the science based… Read More »

Hormone Diets Are All The Rage Now, So Here’s Some Actual Science – ScienceAlert

When it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, there never seems to be a shortage of diet and fitness crazes claiming to hold the secret to easy, sustainable weight loss. Some of the most recent popular diet crazes include the ketogenic diet (low carbohydrate, high fat), the carnivore diet (only eating meat and other… Read More »