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Herbal pills for cancer ‘do more harm than good’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herbal compounds such as garlic, ginger and ginseng can delay the healing of scalp meanders Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their therapy working, a cancer meeting has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, …

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What big tech isn’t telling us about election ads

All over the country, voters, reporters and other observers have been going through something of an awakening about the extent that political parties are using social media to target us. In a post-Cambridge Analytica-scandal world there’s suspicion about how we might be being manipulated. To address concerns, the tech giants have created databases to show …

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The vegetarian ‘meat’ aimed at replacing the real thing

Image copyright Getty Images Meat-free foods that “bleed” like the real thing are becoming increasingly common. Could these vegetarian alternatives replace “traditional” burgers and sausages? Concerns about the environmental and health impact of our diets has seen interest in vegetarian and vegan foods grow. This has boosted everything from flexitarianism to vegan sausage rolls and …

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