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Filter by category of article: News meningitis - Vaccine linked to life-threatening reaction Menactra, one of the two meningitis vaccines available in the US, may cause Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a serious neurological disorder. News heart caren - Doing less is doing more A heart patient can look forward to an invasive package of drugs, early coronary angiography and revascularisation. Radiation: it’s worse than you were told How much radiation can a human being face before it becomes a carcinogen? Q&a tinnitus and syringing - Tinnitus treatments The idea of a link between inadequate vitamin A and hearing disorders was initially treated with suspicion, reflected by its being confined to animal studies and observations. But it was resurrected 1... Booster vaccine: one jab too many? The US drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has approved a new booster shot of the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine, even though it is the vaccine with the most repo... Q&a sebaceous cysts - Getting rid of cysts naturally sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, skin growths, acupuncture, star points, Vitex agnus castus, expulsion, reabsorption, benzoyl peroxide, herbal poultice, homoeopathy, Silicea, Echinacea Main feature - The new cancer theories Why do people get cancer? With 500,000 Americans and 100,000 Britons dying of the disease every year, it’s a fair-enough question. Unfortunately, medicine is concerned more with treating it - with an... Femoral fractures: pins better than casts A recent study has revealed that pins are more effective than casts in healing fractures of the femur in children. A group of 101 children aged 4 to 10 years who were admitted to one of four paediatri... Radiographs: it’s all in the reading Medical screening isn’t an area of healthcare that covers itself in glory. Too many tests come up with false positives and false negatives, a recent study has discovered. A hundred clinicians in Russi... Drugs drug alerts - Asthma drugs: they are safe, really, aren’t they? When it comes to drug safety, how safe is safe? Take, for instance, three beta-agonist bronchodilators that have been used by asthma sufferers. One, Serevent (salmeterol xinafoate) was first suspected...

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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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