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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...

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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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Aggrenox?

Anyone have any information on the effectiveness and then if it is or isn't effective the side effects positive or negative?  Thanks in advance~! more »

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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 »

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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 »

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