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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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27 Jun 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Beyond your genes

When it comes to cancer, modern medicine is in firm denial. For all the triumphalism over the latest claims that approximately 50 per cent of people survive cancer for at least 10 years, the bald fact... more »

30 May 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Catching it early

It’s all over the newspapers.  Deaths from breast cancer have almost been halved, and the bow belongs to screening with routine mammography. So persuasive is the catch-it-early argument tha... more »

28 Apr 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Farsighted

Failing eyesight has become so closely associated with old age that medicine has applied a number of adjectives synonymous with ‘geriatric’ to conditions like ‘age-related macular de... more »

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14:35 | Health Conditions (KiwiGal)

Re: Homeopathic vaccination fo...

Mumps is a virus. Get hold of a Bob Beck virus buster (easy to find on the Internet and plenty of demonstrations on You Tube). Someone I know made up one based on this info and gave it to his friend t... more »

09:15 | Health Conditions (henryknotes@gmail.com)

Re: Blue green algae and blood...

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23:14 | Health Conditions (prioris@excite.com)

Re: Blue green algae and blood...

no.  treating blood pressure is not treating the underlying problem. there will come a day when the blood pressure focus will be thrown into the basket. the underlying problem is plaque and calci... more »

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