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How to get curcumin really working for you Curcumin, the compound found in turmeric spice, is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories around. The trouble is, curcumin in food and supplements tends to stay in the gut, and doesn’t get proper... ‘Safer’ COX-2 painkillers increase risk of fatal stroke by 53 per cent The COX-2s were supposed to be safer painkillers than aspirin, but a new study has found that they increase the chances of a fatal stroke by up to 53 per cent. Several COX-2s have already been taken o... More bad news for anticoagulant Pradaxa The bad news keeps mounting about the new anticoagulant Pradaxa (see WDDTY, September and October). Its manufacturer has paid out 650m in lawsuits to settle claims of harm and death, and now research... New higher blood pressure level for the elderly is safe, say researchers It’s different when you get older. The ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol isn’t so bad after all, and blood pressure levels can be a little higher when you are 60-plus, a new study has confirmed. A healthy blood p... Lactose intolerance protects against three cancers Every cloud…people who are lactose-intolerant are less likely to suffer from lung, breast and ovarian cancers, which suggests that milk and other dairy products may have some connection to cancer. Peo... Med diet prevents stroke, say new guidelines Eating a healthy Mediterranean diet, exercising and not smoking will dramatically reduce your chances of ever suffering a stroke. New guidelines for stroke prevention issued by the American Heart Asso... Prostate drug treatment triples heart death risk A common drug treatment for prostate cancer trebles the risk of fatal heart disease in patients who have a history of cardiac problems, a new study has found. ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) is giv... Lack of sunshine key to MS, Parkinson’s A vitamin D deficiency - usually the result of staying out of the sun - may be the key to a range of neuromuscular diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and myasthenia gravis. Elderly peop... Drinking too much milk leads to an early death (and doesn’t prevent fractures) Drink-a-pint-of-milk-a-day has been standard health advice for years, especially for children and post-menopausal women. But a new study has found that drinking too much milk actually increases the ch... Asthma drugs for children more dangerous than safety trials had suggested Asthma drugs for children are more dangerous than regulators had believed—because the safety trials had been carried out on young healthy adults. Almost all the adverse reactions seen in children are...

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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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18:40 | Drugs and Side Effec... (blossom)

Steroids prescribed - is there...

I wonder if anyone has any suggestions as my husband has been prescribed a course of Prednisolone, due to a preliminary diagnosis which is not yet verified, of Temporal Arteritis. His symptoms include... more »

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Re: HPV Vaccine

Hi Rachael, You will find lots of info on these sites. I commend you on your health stance regarding vaccines and only wish there were more like you. I... more »

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