If you can't walk into a store without buying something, help may be at hand. New research suggests that a drug designed to treat Alzheimer's disease can be used to successfully treat people who suffer from shopping addictions.
Calcium supplements—previously thought to help prevent heart disease and stroke—have now been shown to almost double the risk of heart attack. Doctors are now warning that such supplements should be taken with caution, and even then only for vital medical reasons.
A new treatment, using highly focused ultrasound, effectively kills cancerous prostate tumors nine times out of ten. What's more, the technique produces virtually no side effects and means patients only have to spend a single evening in hospital.