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Drugs for losing weight
The problem of obesity has taken on epidemic proportions over the last few years. In 1998, a report by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) revealed that 17 out of 100 men and 21...
so you think you need , , , cataract surgery
The conventional wisdom among ophthalmologists tells us that, if you live long enough, you will get cataracts. Eye doctors believe that this clouding of the lens is an inevitable part of ageing, and t...
readers’ alert: drug side-effects - Seriously ill after taking anthrax pills
After a prostate biopsy, I was told to take a course of six ciprofloxacin tablets. Immediately after the fourth one, I was so ill with uncontrollable shaking fits, a lack of energy and internal proble...
RDA for vitamin D is not enough
The standard recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is insufficient for preventing fractures, concluded researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.
Cot death - Is geopathic stress to blame?
Cot deaths could be due to geopathic stress (GS), says Joseph Hattersley, a medical researcher and WDDTY contributor. GS is caused by distortions in the earth’s magnetic radiations as it passes throug...
Smoking - You’re killing yourself literally
Aside from being the leading cause of lung cancer, smoking may also increase the risk of suicide.
Seizure medication linked to skin disease
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Novartis has issued new warnings for its antiepilepsy drug Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) that highlight the drug’s serious skin-related side-effects such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epider...
Obesity - Not such a deathly risk
New research has found that the number of deaths associated with obesity is far lower than previously believed.
The best alternative treatment for . . . male pattern baldness
Around 95 per cent of all hair loss is caused by androgenetic alopecia, or ‘male pattern baldness’. This form of hair loss, which can also affect women, albeit to a lesser degree, occurs when testoste...
The best alternative treatment for . . . stopping smoking - What to do instead
* Hypnotherapy and acupuncture may be able to help with smoking addiction (Med Clin North Am, 2004; 88: 1607-21)
* Take Rhodiola rosea, a plant is used in Eastern European and Asian traditional med...
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