Appetite suppressants have been linked to high blood pressure in France - so is it the same the world over? In Britain, a study of 55 patients found that just three had taken appetite suppressants, and then only briefly.
Q I want to train as a midwife, but don’t want to take the required hepatitis B vaccination. Is there any way out of this? In addition, what are the risks of contracting this disease as a midwife? -
MMR AND AUTISM: The missing link is found (again)
In response to MT (WDDTY vol 12 no 11, p 8) on simvastatin (Zocor), after blood tests, my GP informed me that my cholesterol was high.
Q My son, aged 38, was diagnosed with hepatitis C about five years ago. He tried Chinese herbs and acupuncture for some months, but with little success. He was offered the then experimental chemotherapy
Several years ago, protease inhibitors were the Great White Hope of AIDS therapy. These drugs work by inhibiting the enzyme protease, which is crucial to HIV’s ability to reproduce.
Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure.
If you thought Vioxx was bad, Bextra could be even worse. Things are unravelling quickly for the COX-2 inhibitor painkillers, which were pushed as a safer and better option than the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs). Within days of...
Children who receive multiple doses of the Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) vaccine are at increased risk of developing type I juvenile-onset diabetes, according to new American research.
The British government and the Public Health Laboratory Service (as well as governments around the world) have rushed out studies supposedly demonstrating the link between autism and the MMR vacci ...