Diabetes has always been considered hereditary. But some new detective work suggests that drugs, particularly antibiotics, could be behind the surge in cases among children. ...
One factor in the diabetes epidemic may be prescription drugs and vaccines, some of which have been found to cause diabetes as a side-effect.
I am a 42-year-old local government worker. I was due to have arthroscopy on my right knee for cartilage removal but, at the last moment, the operation was cancelled because the surgeon found that I have idiopathic thrombocytopenia
Prednisolone is the most commonly prescribed corticosteroid, and its range of side-effects is awesome. GASP, the UK-based Group Action into Steroid Prescribing, polled its 15,000 members and found that 70 per cent of patients suffered weight gain,
Steroids have been called 'the most sleazy of modern-day medications' by John Mills, former professor of medicine at the University of California.
Poor diagnosis and the overuse of steroids have caused a rash of severe side effects, leading to malpractice suits. ...
At the age of four months, my son Edward developed seborrhoeic dermatitis. It started as a dry eczema patch on his forehead, then spread over his entire head. The skin was weeping and forming thick crusts,
Q I have a friend with muscular dystrophy. He is a young man who developed the disease in the last five years. What can he do to halt the inevitable deterioration? - Sheila Swift, via e-mail