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ADHD drugs never tested for their safety or effectiveness 800x600 There are around 20 drugs for treating ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder) in children—but their long-term effectiveness, safety or even the adverse reactions they may cause were ne... Twice the goodness in organic fruit and veg, new study says 800x600 You get twice the nutritional goodness when you eat organic fruits and vegetables, a new study has found. The pesticide-free produce have up to 69 per cent more antioxidants than non-organic v... Three-quarters of celiac disease cases still undiagnosed 800x600 Celiac disease—an intolerance to gluten, the protein in wheat, barley and rye—has been dismissed as ‘the yuppie’s disease’. But it’s very real, and although there has been a fourfold increase... Healthy lifestyle can add 10 years to your life 800x600 Want to live a longer and healthier life? It’s easy, and it’s all the stuff you already know: eat more fruit, lead an active life, keep alcohol intake to a minimum and don’t smoke. Following t... Exercise, and not eating less, is the key to weight loss 800x600 So what matters more if you want to lose weight: exercising or eating less? The key could be exercise, researchers reckon; being a couch potato will put on the pounds more than eating. Of cour... Eat fatty fish once a week to stay mentally sharp 800x600 If you’re wondering whether you’ll lose your memory and cognitive abilities as you get older, take a look at the amount of fish you eat each week and that should give you a clue. There’s a dir... Processed-food chemical definitely causes cancer, say researchers 800x600 A chemical found in foods such as crisps, chips, bread and biscuits has been confirmed as cancer-causing (carcinogen). Acrylamide, which adds flavour and ‘browns’ starchy foods cooked at high... Medical fraud made statin side effects disappear 800x600 With so much money at stake, fraud in medicine—and especially in drug trials—is rampant. Estimates of the extent of fraudulent drug trials published in prestigious medical journals have varied... Almonds are the super-nuts that keep the heart healthy 800x600 If nuts are a super-food, then almonds are a super super-food. New research has discovered that the nuts help reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping the arteries healthy. Almonds increase... Cancer could be another inflammatory disease 800x600 Inflammation—the body’s natural repair response—is increasingly being seen as the real culprit in heart disease. And now it’s being linked to cancer after researchers found that even the most...

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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)


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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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