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Filter by category of article: News antipsychotics - Fatal figures suppressed Drug companies have been accused of suppressing vital data showing that their new-generation atypical antipsychotics are killing around one in four elderly dementia patients. The startling discovery w... News fluoride - Coming to a water supply near you Many water companies in the UK have been reluctant to add fluoride to the local water supply because of fears of being sued by consumers who may claim their health has been harmed by the move. But... News antipsychotics - Fatal figures suppressed Drug companies have been accused of suppressing vital data showing that their new-generation atypical antipsychotics are killing around one in four elderly dementia patients. The startling discovery w... News fluoride - Coming to a water supply near you Many water companies in the UK have been reluctant to add fluoride to the local water supply because of fears of being sued by consumers who may claim their health has been harmed by the move. But... News hospital audits - Nearly one million errors each year First, the bad news. New estimates suggest that more than 2000 people die in UK hospitals every year as a direct result of staff errors. The far worse news is that the figures are wildly conservat... News hospital audits - Nearly one million errors each year First, the bad news. New estimates suggest that more than 2000 people die in UK hospitals every year as a direct result of staff errors. The far worse news is that the figures are wildly conservat... News mental screening - A violation of parental rights mental health, screening, diagnosis, antidepressants, lawsuit, obsessive-compulsive disorder, patients’ rights, parental permission, social-anxiety disorder News asthma - Could household bleach be a culprit? Common household bleach could be a cause of asthma and chronic bronchitis, researchers believe. A study involving domestic cleaners found a high incidence of both conditions, and the participants were... News focus - The ‘miracle’ chemo drugs Besides Herceptin, doctors and the media proclaim that numerous breakthrough chemotherapy drugs are now winning the war on cancer. The statistics show a very different story. Here’s how the major new... News drugs for children Now that we’re rid of those vitamins . . .The European Union is keen to bolster the profits of cash-strapped pharmaceutical companies. Having successfully banned hundreds of alternative remedies, the...

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31 Mar 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Inventing the problem

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the first to identify ‘revised-sequence’ markets which, unlike the ordinary consumer-driven variety, are driven by a corporation, which controls... more »

28 Feb 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Back-door solutions

The statistics speak for themselves. At some point, 85 per cent of us will suffer from back pain and yet medicine is still at a loss for how to treat this medical epidemic. Despite all manner of sophi... more »

3 Feb 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

The third diabetes

Governments of the West have finally woken up to the fact that we have an epidemic of dementia on our hands. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is growing so quickly (the worldwide incidence i... more »

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17:10 | Drugs and Side Effec... (vidubo@gmail.com)

Re: Prescription drugs

You might consider colonic therapy. This is a gentle but effective treatment which cleans out the gut and, with the aid of herbs and other natural aids, rebalances the gut. I have found it very helpfu... more »

16:13 | Help and Support (dinah dossor)

Heart Stress Scan (MIBI)

I've been diagnosed with Left Bundle Branch Block but further heart function tests show nothing abnormal for my age (71)  I've been offered a Stress Heart Scan (MIBI) in view of dizzy spe... more »

02:16 | Health Conditions (prioris@excite.com)

Re: investigating very high Ig...

Good point about parasitic infection could also be a cause. There are very few doctors who truly look for hidden causes. You may luck out and find that rare one but the reality for too many people is ... more »

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