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Cancer crowdfunding ‘couldn’t save my daughter’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We chose cancer crowdfunding over making memories’ When Gemma Nuttall developed cancer, her family raised thousands of pounds online, with the support of actress Kate Winslet, to send her to a German…

Still time for nips and tucks to EU deal?

Another minister close to it all suggested “a lot can be done with schedules, or addenda, or clarifications”. As far as unhappy Brexiteers are concerned, there is still clearly mileage for a few tweaks and tucks to the whole shebang,…

ASA rules fake autism ‘cure’ ads must stop

Therapists claim they can cure autism by removing these ‘harmful’ substances with homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements. But there is no scientific evidence for any link between vaccines and autism, and experts say Cease therapy is potentially harmful. ‘Really harmful’…

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Approved supplements bought from reputable businesses are almost always going to be safe, provided the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, doctors say. But it is wrong to assume that food supplements do not sometimes have the potential to be harmful, says…

How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Fruit and vegetable consumption remains largely unchanged and is still under the recommended five-a-day level. The warnings appear to have had an impact. Nine years ago, two-thirds of children were drinking them. But despite this progress, sugar consumption is still…

ASA rules fake autism ‘cure’ ads must stop

Therapists claim they can cure autism by removing these ‘harmful’ substances with homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements. But there is no scientific evidence for any link between vaccines and autism, and experts say Cease therapy is potentially harmful. ‘Really harmful’…

Why China loves Tom Hiddleston’s ‘creepy’ ad

It’s filmed from the perspective of Hiddleston’s partner sitting at the table while he, decked in an apron, makes a healthy breakfast for her. He then says in Chinese 还有你的善存, which can be translated as “here’s your Centrum”, or “don’t…

Do crowdfunded cancer treatments work?

Others are seeking more dubious alternative treatments. Experts are concerned that desperate patients may be being given false hope and encouraged to spend money on unproven treatments. Complementary or alternative? Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head information nurse, said there…

Do crowdfunded cancer treatments work?

Others are seeking more dubious alternative treatments. Experts are concerned that desperate patients may be being given false hope and encouraged to spend money on unproven treatments. Complementary or alternative? Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head information nurse, said there…