After 20 years of these so-called miracle antidepressants, psychiatrists are shocked to discover that drug companies withheld information about the risks of this class of drugs - and with the tacit approval of the drug regulators. It all started so...
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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 out of 100 women were obese. At this time, about...
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My sister has been treated for over five years at hospital for breast cancer. However, early last year, I asked if a doctor from our surgery would call as she felt unwell when she woke up (although she did improve during the day).
'When you find a drug which helps you, do not try and persuade your medical advisor to cut the length of the treatment short. You may find when you take drugs that you improve quickly but do remember that depression is an illness ...'
Dutonin, an antidepressant, was launched with the claim that it is as effective as Prozac, but with far fewer side-effects. But the marketing men may have to do a rethink following new reports from the US that the drug
Q I’m writing for advice on the osteoporosis bisphosphonate drug alendronic acid (Fosamax). A recent scan showed that my bone has decreased since last year. Both the spine and hip are low.