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Statins have no side effects? That’s just bad science, admits study author ‘Statins have no side effects’ was the extraordinary headline prompted by a study that claimed the drugs are no more dangerous than a placebo, or dummy pill. But now one of the authors, Dr Ben Goldac... MMR not effective, but data ‘massaged’ to conceal the truth Parents who have refused the MMR vaccine for their children are usually blamed for any outbreak of measles, mumps or rubella (German measles). But the MMR is far less effective than manufacturers have... Many taking blood pressure drugs they don’t need—and it’s all because of ‘white coat hypertension’ Many people are taking antihypertensive drugs for high blood pressure when they shouldn‘t be—and it’s all because of white-coat hypertension. People who have their blood pressure taken by a doctor wi... Heat therapy kills cancer cells that have spread Hyperthermia, or extreme-heat therapy, has remained one of the ‘secret’ cancer treatments, even though American president Ronald Reagan chose it to successfully treat his own cancer. But all that may... Arthritis pain in the head, not the joint The ‘talking therapies’ may do more to help manage chronic pain, such as from osteoarthritis, than anti-inflammatory drugs, a new study has discovered. DCIS women having unnecessary mastectomy More than a third of women diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ) are having mastectomies—even though the condition is often benign and will never develop into breast cancer. When it’s not Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, it’s Lewy Many people are taking powerful drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s when they don’t have either problem. Instead, they are just as likely to be suffering from a disease that almost nobody h... Fat from meat doesn’t cause heart disease, major study finds Saturated fats from butter, meat, sausages and bacon cause heart disease, right? Wrong. The standard health warnings have been misleading people for decades, a major new research study has concluded... Married women less likely to die from heart disease Married women may have all sorts of problems with their husbands—but they are 28 per cent less likely than unmarried women to die from heart disease. One in five taking a drug that makes health problem worse Around 20 per cent of older patients are taking multiple drugs that are cancelling each other out, and could be making a condition worse. The best approach may be to treat only the more serious condi...

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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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