Need a second opinion you can trust?
Start your search here »

New drugs: new profits for old product

Filter by category of article: 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... Surgery 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... Drug alert 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... Fractures 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 seizure medication linked t 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...

RSS   |  what is RSS? Previous | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Next 

Blog Speak

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 »

RSS   |  what is RSS? more blog speak »

Forum Discussions

07:36 | Help and Support (athalrac1973@outlook.com)

seritidin

I have been told my learning disabled son has had his sleep medicine changed (from melatonin) and I cannot find any record of anything similar to the name of it on the Internet.   It is something... more »

03:30 | Proof! Discussion (drbobrichmond@gmail.com)

Crib death !!

Where have you Brits been for the last 30 yrs? crib death has nothing to do with parents sleeping with the baby......period! There was a study decades ago taking cases from the UK, Australia and NZ. O... more »

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 »

RSS   |  what is RSS? more discussions »