There’s nothing modern medicine loves more than an epidemic. A big, scary infectious disease confirms the basic belief system that lies at the heart of all medicine: that viruses and bacteria are the root of most diseases of modern man.
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
Two antagonistic camps exist among homeopaths - those who only prescribe a single remedy for a particular case (and find anything else anathema), and those who don't mind resorting to combination homeopathic remedies - usually marketed as 'complex'...
No rolling up your sleeve for a painful shot in the arm. Just a couple of sniffs and you are protected from the dreaded flu.
That’s the sales pitch for the latest flu vaccine FluMist,
Propolis - that gummy substance collected by bees from leaf buds and tree bark - may be helpful in preventing and shortening the duration of the common cold in both children (Rom J Virol, 1995; 46: 115-33) and adults
Most of the magic bullets to treat colds and flu - from antibiotics to zinc lozenges - are shots in the dark and not as effective as tried-and-tested traditional remedies.
Take action at the first signs of a cold or flu as most of the research into remedies administer these early on to optimise the benefits.
FLU: Time to get those kids vaccinated
Pneumonia is not a single disease entity. It is a term used to describe a generalised inflammation of the lung that can be caused by a number of different infectious organisms, mostly a variety of bacteria such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus...
There’s nothing worse than a summer cold, particularly when the weather is scorching. And although conventional medicine throws a load of mostly useless products at respiratory infections, alternative medicine provides some real solutions.